The evolution of portal hypertension surgery: lessons from 1000 operations and 50 Years' experience.

@article{Orozco2000TheEO,
  title={The evolution of portal hypertension surgery: lessons from 1000 operations and 50 Years' experience.},
  author={H{\'e}ctor Orozco and Miguel {\'A}ngel Mercado},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={135 12},
  pages={1389-93; discussion 1394}
}
HYPOTHESIS Surgery for portal hypertension has evolved widely in the past decades. Selection criteria and the type of operations have evolved because of the appearance of other therapeutic alternatives, such as pharmacotherapy, endoscopic therapy, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, and liver transplantation. We believe the surgical approach has a therapeutic role in a select patient population. DESIGN Retrospective review of the medical records of patients operated on for bleeding… CONTINUE READING