"Splenic artery steal syndrome" is a misnomer: the cause is portal hyperperfusion, not arterial siphon.

@article{Quintini2008SplenicAS,
  title={"Splenic artery steal syndrome" is a misnomer: the cause is portal hyperperfusion, not arterial siphon.},
  author={Cristiano Quintini and Kenzo Hirose and Koji Hashimoto and Teresa Diago and Federico N. Aucejo and Bijan Eghtesad and David P. Vogt and Gregory Pierce and Mark D Baker and Dympna M Kelly and Charles A. Miller},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={374-9}
}
Splenic artery embolization (SAE) improves hepatic artery (HA) flow in liver transplant (OLT) recipients with so-called splenic artery steal syndrome. We propose that SAE actually improves HA flow by reducing the HA buffer response (HABR). Patient 1: On postoperative day (POD) 1, Doppler ultrasonography (US) showed patent vasculature with HA resistive index (RI) of 0.8. On POD 4, aminotransferases rose dramatically; his RI was 1.0 with no diastolic flow. Octreotide was begun, but on POD 5 US… CONTINUE READING

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Splenic artery embolization ( SAE ) improves hepatic artery ( HA ) flow in liver transplant ( OLT ) recipients with so - called splenic artery steal syndrome .
Splenic artery embolization ( SAE ) improves hepatic artery ( HA ) flow in liver transplant ( OLT ) recipients with so - called splenic artery steal syndrome .
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