[Emergency surgery problems: selective decompression of esophagogastric varices].


The physiopathological premisses of portosystemic anastomosis and the modern approach to this question are explained. Stress is laid on the general and haemodynamic advantages offered by selective shunts and 6 cases (4 distal splenorenal and 2 coronarocava shunts) are presented. As yet the postoperative period is not long enough to enable a final judgement… (More)