TITLE

SHUNTS: Portacaval Shunt

AUTHOR(S)
CAMERON, JOHN L.; SANDONE, CORINNE
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Volume 1;2007, p211
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on portacaval shunt from a chapter of the book "Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery," Volume One, Second Edition, is presented. The first shunts to be used successfully in patients with liver disease, portal hypertension, and bleeding esophageal varices were the end-to-side and side-to-side portacaval anastomoses. The differences between end-to-side and side-to-side portacaval shunts are cited. The procedures for portacaval shunt are described.
ACCESSION #
43758716

 

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