The Warren distal splenorenal shunt, designed to decompress esophagogastric varices selectively while preserving portal venous inflow to the liver, was performed in 18 patients who had bled from esophageal varices. In 14 cirrhosis was micronodular, in 3 it was macronodular, and in 1 primary biliary. Two patients died within 1 month of surgery (operative… (More)
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