[Possibilities of splenorenal anastomosis in portal hypertension].

Abstract

The classical splenorenal shunt of Linton modified by Clatworthy is definitely superior to portocaval anastomosis. Between 1968 and 1976 in 225 patients with bleeding oesophageal varices a splenorenal anastomosis was performed in 47 cases, a portocaval in 30 cases and a mesentericocaval in 2 cases. There were 55 palliative operations as compared with 91… (More)

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