In addition, hepatic encephalopathy could be induced by this portacaval
shunt, which could be explained by the increased level of blood ammonia.
Cost-effective analysis of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt versus surgical portacaval
shunt for variceal bleeding in early cirrhosis.
A, A computed tomography scan of the abdomen and pelvis reveals a gallbladder mass (arrow) as well as an enlarged portacaval
lymph node (arrowhead).
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shunts versus TIPS: ten-year follow-up of a randomized trial with comparison to predicted survivals.
Liver transplantation in patients with portal vein thrombosis and central portacaval
Ammonia clearance is reduced when the liver is bypassed by portacaval
This established for the first time that portacaval
shunt is the ideal procedure to treat this type of patient even in the presence of splenomegaly and hypersplenism.
Two animal models, partial portal vein ligation (pre-hepatic portal hypertension, PHT) and portacaval
shunt (PCS), were used and the small mesenteric arteries were harvested 14 days after the initial surgery.
Increased neuronal nitric oxide synthase expression in brain following portacaval
The other 13 patients underwent transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement, 1 of 13 had TIPS only after a failed attempt at a side-to-side portacaval
shunt (SSPCS), and 1 required an SSPCS after a failed TIPS (Hepatology 35:132-39, 2002).