Congenital intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: prenatal diagnosis and possible influence on fetal growth.

@article{Chiaie2008CongenitalIP,
  title={Congenital intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: prenatal diagnosis and possible influence on fetal growth.},
  author={Loredana Delle Chiaie and Patrick Neuberger and Thekla von Kalle},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={233-5}
}
Congenital intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (IPSS) are abnormal vascular communications within the liver between branches of the portal vein and the hepatic veins. They have been recognized as an important disorder in children and should be differentiated from metabolic diseases, the symptoms of which may be similar. Several cases of prenatal diagnosis of abnormalities of the fetal venous system have been described in the literature, but the significance and prognosis of isolated congenital… CONTINUE READING
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