Surgically restoring portal blood flow to the liver in children with primary extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis improves fluid neurocognitive ability.

@article{Mack2006SurgicallyRP,
  title={Surgically restoring portal blood flow to the liver in children with primary extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis improves fluid neurocognitive ability.},
  author={Cara L. Mack and Frank A Zelko and Joan Lokar and Riccardo A. Superina and Estella M. Alonso and Andres T. Blei and Peter F. Whitington},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={e405-12}
}
OBJECTIVES Children with primary extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis (EHPVT) have portal-systemic shunting, which may lead to disturbed neurocognitive function similar to portal-systemic encephalopathy (PSE) seen with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. The functions most affected are those involving fluid cognitive ability, which comprise neurocognitive domains such as attention, processing speed, and short-term memory, that are particularly vulnerable to systemic illness or diffuse… CONTINUE READING