Eck fistula

Eck fis·tu·la

(ek),
transposition of the portal circulation to the systemic by making an anastomosis between the vena cava and portal vein and then ligating the latter close to the liver.

Eck fis·tu·la

(ek fis'tyū-lă)
Transposition of the portal circulation to the systemic by making an anastomosis between the vena cava and portal vein, and then ligating the latter close to the liver.

Eck fistula

(ek)
[N. V. Eck, Russian physiologist, 1847–1908]
An artificial communication between the portal vein and the inferior vena cava, used in experimental surgery in animals. It was a precurser to portocaval shunting in humans

Eck,

Nikolai V., Russian physiologist, 1849-1917.
Eck fistula - transposition of the portal circulation to the systemic by making an anastomosis between the vena cava and portal vein.
reverse Eck fistula - side-to-side anastomosis of the portal vein with the inferior vena cava and ligation of the latter above the anastomosis but below the hepatic veins.