Portal hypertension in schistosomiasis: a long-term follow-up of a randomized trial comparing three types of surgery.

Abstract

The long-term follow-up of patients with the severe form of Manson's schistosomiasis who had had elective surgical treatment for portal hypertension, in a randomized trial, was clinically evaluated. Of 94 patients, proximal splenorenal shunting was performed in 32, esophagogastric devascularization with splenectomy in 32 and distal splenorenal shunting in… (More)

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