Hepatic encephalopathy is a frequent complication of cirrhosis, when this event becomes persistent, treatment compliance should be verified and any precipitating factor need to be identified. Also the presence of portosystemic shunts, which are a rare cause of decompensation or persistence hepatic encephalopathy need to be ruled out. In this paper we report the case of a 57 year old man with persistent hepatic encephalopathy secondary to the presence of a porto-onfalo-femoral shunt successfully closed with the placement of an Amplatzer device.

Palabras clave: Encephalopathy recurrent amplatzer vascular plug II spontaneous shunt cirrhosis.

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Vol. 13 Núm.4. Julio-Agosto 2014 Pags. 456-460 Ann Hepatol 2014; 13(4)