October 1985

Portal-Systemic Myelopathy After Portacaval Shunt Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine (Drs Lebovics, DeMatteo, and Schaffner), and the Department of Neurology (Dr Gendelman), The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(10):1921-1922. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360100195034

• Portal-systemic myelopathy is a rare complication of surgically created or spontaneous portal-systemic shunts in patients with chronic liver disease. We treated two patients with this entity, both of whom had undergone portacaval shunt operations.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1921-1922)