proximal splenorenal shunt

proximal splenorenal shunt

anastomosis of the proximal end of the cut splenic vein to the side of the left renal vein for control of portal hypertension; this is considered a central or complete visceral venous shunt.

prox·i·mal sple·no·re·nal shunt

(proks'i-măl splē'nō-rē'năl shŭnt)
Anastomosis of the proximal end of the cut splenic vein to the side of the left renal vein for control of portal hypertension; this is considered a central or complete visceral venous shunt.
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