An unusual cause of congenital ascites

S. Puvabanditsin, E. Garrow, R. Vizarra

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A newborn premature male with hydrops fetalis and massive congenital ascites is presented. The ascites recurred despite repeated paracenteses. The ascites was possibly due to a portal vein obstruction caused by malposition of the portal vein and malrotation of the small intestine. This is the first case report of congenital ascites associated with malposition of the portal vein. Anterior portal vein, asplenia, malrotation of the small intestine, neonate, non‐chylous ascites, portal hypertension

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)829-830
Number of pages2
JournalActa Pædiatrica
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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