Myelopathy is a rare complication of chronic liver disease associated with extensive portal-systemic shunt of blood. Its main clinical feature is a spastic paraparesis without sensory or sphincteric impairment. We describe 3 patients who presented hepatic myelopathy following the performance of a portacaval shunt. © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel.
- Liver diseases
- Portacaval shunt