Long term follow-up of 100 patients with portal hypertension treated by a modified splenorenal shunt.


One hundred consecutive Child's A or B patients with portal hypertension who survived the index episode of variceal bleeding were electively treated by a distal splenorenal shunt modified by a retroperitoneal approach. The operative mortality of the whole series was 11 per cent, but fell from 16 per cent in the first 50 patients to 6 per cent in the second… (More)


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