Surgical Correction of Patent Ductus Venosus in Three BroThers

  title={Surgical Correction of Patent Ductus Venosus in Three BroThers},
  author={Shinji Ikeda and Yasuo Yamaguchi and Yoshihisa Sera and Hajime Ohshiro and Shinichiro Uchino and Michio Ogawa},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
We report the presence of a patent ductusvenosus in three broThers who underwent surgicalcorrection. Patent ductus venosus was demonstrated byultrasonography. Portosystemic venous shunt ratios asevaluated by [123I]iodoamphetamine per rectalportal scintigraphy were 67%, 50%, and 77%,respectively. Histologic examination of liver biopsyspecimens revealed fatty degeneration in all cases.Portal vein pressure before and after temporarily occluding thepatent ductus venosus was estimated by an Anthron… CONTINUE READING


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