Selective variceal decompression and its role relative to other therapies.

@article{Maffeifaccioli1990SelectiveVD,
  title={Selective variceal decompression and its role relative to other therapies.},
  author={A Maffei-faccioli and Giorgio Enrico Gerunda and Daniele Neri and Roberto Merenda and Fabio Zangrandi and Francesco Meduri},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={160 1},
  pages={60-6}
}
Seventy patients, selected from 265 patients with proved variceal bleeding, underwent a distal splenorenal shunt (DSRS) procedure with or without splenopancreatic disconnection (SPD). Alcoholic cirrhosis was the cause of portal hypertension in 57% of the patients. The operative mortality was 13% (Child's classes A and B 2%, class C 66%). Despite fewer… CONTINUE READING