Portacaval shunts


Although portacaval shunt has been amply demonstrated as providing effective therapy for the control of bleeding varices, it produces total diversion of portal flow with a high incidence of hepatic failure which, if not fatal, is frequently associated with encephalopathy. Various modifications of the portacaval shunt, physiologically a central shunt, are… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01655764


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@article{Callow2005PortacavalS, title={Portacaval shunts}, author={Ph.D. Allan D. Callow}, journal={World Journal of Surgery}, year={2005}, volume={8}, pages={688-697} }