Transjugular retrograde obliteration for chronic portosystemic encephalopathy

  title={Transjugular retrograde obliteration for chronic portosystemic encephalopathy},
  author={Fumio Chikamori and Nobutoshi Kuniyoshi and Susumu Shibuya and Yasuhiro Takase},
  journal={Abdominal Imaging},
Chronic portosystemic encephalopathy (CPSE) is uncommon, and its management has yet to be determined. We have been able to control five cases of CPSE using transjugular retrograde obliteration (TJO), and we report our clinical results with this technique. All of the five patients were suffering from cirrhosis and had gastric varices and large gastrorenal shunts. According to Sherlock's classification, the grade of encephalopathy was II in two patients, III in two, and IV in one. According to… CONTINUE READING
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Hepatic coma. Gastroenterology1968;54:754–757

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