Portal hypertension secondary to intrahepatic arterio-portal shunt in primary amyloidosis: A case report

@article{Isoda1989PortalHS,
  title={Portal hypertension secondary to intrahepatic arterio-portal shunt in primary amyloidosis: A case report},
  author={Keiichiro Isoda and Hideto Terada and Hidemasa Okumura and Hitoshi Tsutsui and Shinsuke Fujita and Takashi Tajiri and Toru Ohya and Hiroyuki Tajima},
  journal={Gastroenterologia Japonica},
  year={1989},
  volume={24},
  pages={410-413}
}
Portal hypertension is a rare complication in hepatic amyloidosis. We experienced a case of a 40-year-old man with primary amyloidosis and advanced esophageal varices. Angiographic procedures clearly demonstrated portal hypertension secondary to intrahepatic arterio-portal shunting. Hepatic arterial embolization brought about a disappearance of the A-P shunt and portal hypertension, though rebleeding occured. To our knowledge, this is the first case report in which the pathogenesis of portal… CONTINUE READING
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