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ABSTRACT: We present an unusual case of extensive avascular malformations (AVMs) causing non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. This phenomenon, though previously described, is a rare clinical entity which, in the setting of life threatening portal hypertension, may require vascular decompression either by surgery or a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.
Annals of hepatology: official journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology 07/2012; 11(4):552-3. · 2.07 Impact Factor