Long-term effects of distal splenorenal shunt with splenopancreatic and gastric disconnection on hypersplenism due to liver cirrhosis.

@article{Miura1999LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effects of distal splenorenal shunt with splenopancreatic and gastric disconnection on hypersplenism due to liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Hidehiko Miura and Satoshi Kondo and Tomonori Shimada and Hiroshi Sugiura and Toshiaki Morikawa and Shunichi Okushiba and Hiroyuki Katoh},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={46 29},
  pages={2995-8}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Though the distal splenorenal shunt has been applied for gastroesophageal varices caused by liver cirrhosis, many patients develop secondary hypersplenism due to the portal hypertension following liver cirrhosis. We examined whether this operation could be effective for alleviating secondary hypersplenism for a long post-operative period… CONTINUE READING