reverse Eck fistula

re·verse Eck fis·tu·la

(ek),
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; the blood from the lower part of the body is thus directed through the hepatic circulation.

re·verse Eck fis·tu·la

(rē-vĕrs' ek fis'tyū-lă)
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; the blood from the lower part of the body is thus directed through the hepatic circulation.

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.