Congenital intrahepatic portocaval shunt associated with trimethylaminuria

Pediatr Surg Int. 1997 Mar 21;12(2/3):196-7.


A case of congenital portal-systemic shunting due to an intrahepatic connection diagnosed by ultrasound scanning and color Doppler in an 8-month-old girl is reported. She began to manifest trimethylaminuria 3 years later. At 7 years of age, she is asymptomatic without therapeutic measures except for diet. This is the seventh reported case and the third in a child to our knowledge.