The effect of balloon-occluded transvenous obliteration of gastric varices and gastrorenal shunts on the hepatic synthetic function: a comparison between Child-Pugh and model for end-stage liver disease scores.

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PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of balloon-occluded transvenous obliteration (BRTO) on the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and the Child-Pugh (C-P) score and their individual components. METHODS A retrospective review of patients undergoing only BRTO without transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt was performed (08, 2007 to 06, 2010). Pre… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1538574413485646

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