Paediatric Hepatobiliary Supplement

Congenital vascular anomalies of the liver

A Tyraskis, N Durkin, M Davenport

Abstract


Congenital vascular anomalies of the liver include a range of malformations of the portal venous, hepatic arterial and venous systems. Congenital portosystemic shunts and arteriovenous malformations make up the two most frequent such malformations. While infantile haemangiomas of the liver, endothelial tumours characterised by vascular proliferation should also be considered, as a proportion of them form prenatally. Evidence to support treatment strategies for these infants and children has been mainly based on small case series. In this review, we explore classification, clinical presentation, investigation and treatment strategies


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A Tyraskis, Department of Paediatric Surgery, King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom

N Durkin, Department of Paediatric Surgery, King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom

M Davenport, Department of Paediatric Surgery, King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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South African Medical Journal 2017;107(10):S2-S6.

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Date submitted: 2017-11-06
Date published: 2017-11-06

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