Sasa Seguchi

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We report two cases with congenital portosystemic shunt who developed renal lesions without liver cirrhosis. Clinically, both cases showed proteinuria and mild hematuria at 9 and 6 years of age, respectively. In one case, the renal lesion was associated with normal renal function, but nephrotic syndrome followed by chronic renal failure were noted in the(More)
An 8-year-old Japanese girl with a portosystemic shunt had shown hyperammonaemia since she was 3 years of age. MRI of her brain showed bilateral hyperintense globus pallidus. A portosystemic shunt was evident on US and angiography. She underwent surgical banding of the shunt, after which the lesion and clinical symptoms disappeared.
We report four patients in a consanguineous family with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), early onset nephrotic syndrome, eventual end-stage renal failure, psychomotor retardation, seizures and microcephaly or brain atrophy without hiatus hernia. Other characteristic dysmorphic features were convergent strabismus and narrow forehead. One patient(More)
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