Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration improves liver function in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension.

@article{Miyamoto2003BalloonoccludedRT,
  title={Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration improves liver function in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension.},
  author={Yasunao Miyamoto and Kazuhiko Oho and Masafumi Kumamoto and Atsushi Toyonaga and M. K. Abdul Sata},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={
          934-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) is a novel therapeutic method for the treatment of large gastric fundal varices with spontaneous splenorenal shunt (SRS). However, the effects of B-RTO on liver function remain unknown. METHODS Fourteen patients with portal hypertension and gastric varices with SRS were studied, consisting of four patients with acute bleeding, five with high-risk varices, and five with refractory portosystemic encephalopathy… CONTINUE READING
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