Fetal umbilical-portal-systemic venous shunt: in-utero classification and clinical significance.

@article{Achiron2016FetalUV,
  title={Fetal umbilical-portal-systemic venous shunt: in-utero classification and clinical significance.},
  author={Reuwen Achiron and Zvi Kivilevitch},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={739-47}
}
OBJECTIVES To review our experience with fetal umbilical-portal-systemic venous shunts (UPSVS), to devise an in-utero classification system, and to analyze their clinical and prognostic characteristics. METHODS This was a retrospective review of cases of UPSVS examined at an academic tertiary referral center over the 14-year period from 2001 to 2014 inclusive. The anatomical origin and drainage of the fetal umbilical, portal, ductus venosus and hepatic venous systems, and the integrity of the… CONTINUE READING