A matched control study was conducted to compare the effects of portacaval shunting with those of distal splenorenal shunting in patients with advanced hepatic cirrhosis and bleeding gastroesophageal varices. Patients in whom distal splenorenal shunts were performed had significantly less postoperative encephalopathy and hepatic failure and a significantly longer survival than did patients who underwent portacaval shunts.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||The American Journal of Surgery|
|State||Published - Jul 1979|
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