Sasa Seguchi

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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)
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)
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