Hepatic myelopathy: A rare complication of portacaval shunt

Gabriel Mendoza, Joan Marti-Fàbregas, Jaime Kulisevsky, Antonio Escartin

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994


  • Liver diseases
  • Myelopathy
  • Paraparesis
  • Portacaval shunt


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