Patta Radhakrishna

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BACKGROUND In cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension prophylactic portasystemic shunts have been found to be ineffective as deaths from post-shunt liver failure exceed those from bleeding. However, in patients with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension, variceal bleeding rather than liver failure is the common cause of death. In developing countries(More)
BACKGROUND Distal duodenal and duodenojejunal flexure tumors are rare. They present late due to vague symptomatology and difficulties in establishing a diagnosis. Due to vague symptoms, these tumors would have had spread locally or metastasized to regional nodes or distant organs at presentation. Though the present standard is to achieve R0 resection for(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM In patients with extrahepatic portal venous obstruction (EHO), death is usually due to variceal bleeding. This is more so in developing countries where there is a lack of tertiary health-care facilities and blood banks. Prophylactic operations in cirrhotics have been found to be deleterious. In contrast, patients with EHO have(More)
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