The use of reno-portal anastomosis in the treatment of portal hypertension: an experimental study.

@article{Parkinson1968TheUO,
  title={The use of reno-portal anastomosis in the treatment of portal hypertension: an experimental study.},
  author={S. P. Parkinson and Marguerite Summers},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1968},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={70-73}
}
An operation of porta-caval and reno-portal shunt has been performed on dogs. These dogs were shown by an ammonia tolerance test to clear ammonia more quickly than dogs with only a porta-caval shunt. It is suggested that the reason for this was the supplementation of the hepatic artery flow by the reno-portal shunt, to maintain a near-normal hepatic blood… CONTINUE READING