Distal splenorenal shunt for portal hypertension.

  title={Distal splenorenal shunt for portal hypertension.},
  author={Heikki P Kallio and Marko Lempinen},
  journal={Annales chirurgiae et gynaecologiae},
  volume={70 1},
A distal splenorenal shunt was performed electively in 25 patients with bleeding oesophageal varices. Early postoperative mortality was 16%. During the follow-up period (mean 41 months) three patients died, one of liver insufficiency and two of cardiac complications. Two patients of 17 survivors (12%) had endoscopically demonstrable varices. One of these… CONTINUE READING