Long-term results after modified distal splenorenal shunt with expanded PTFE interposition.

Abstract

Forty consecutive patients with esophagogastric varices underwent a modified distal splenorenal shunt with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) interposition and were followed up for 12 to 66 months (mean 44.7). The operations were urgent in 9, elective in 14, and prophylactic in 17 patients. There were 24 males and 16 females. Age ranged from 32 to 76… (More)

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