Long-term results of balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration for gastric fundal varices: hepatic deterioration links to portosystemic shunt syndrome.

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS It is well known that a large portosystemic shunt develops during portal hypertension. In this study, we studied the long-term effects of a large splenorenal shunt (SRS) on liver function and survival. METHODS The subjects were divided into three groups: an SRS (-) group consisting of cirrhotic patients without SRS; an SRS (+) group… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2010.06262.x

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