Percutaneous transsplenic balloon dilatation for stenotic distal splenorenal shunt


A 27 year old cirrhotic male underwent stenosis of the distal splenorenal shunt to treat bleeding of esophageal varices. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty was performed first by catheterization of the right femoral vein, but without success. Therefore, a direct puncture of the splenic vein through the spleen was made, under sonographic guidance… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02469936


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