[The world's first: laparoscopic portacaval H-graft shunt].

Abstract

Partial portal diversion prevents recurrent variceal hemorrhage in cirrhotic patients. Surgical portacaval shunt and trans-jugular intra-hepatic portasystemic shunt have both been realized. Endoscopic instrument's advances and surgeon's skill level in laparoscopic surgery had overcome technical impediments. Laparoscopy could be used in safety condition in… (More)

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