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portacaval

 [por″tah-ka´val]
pertaining to or connecting the portal vein and inferior vena cava.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

por·ta·ca·val

, portocaval (pōr'tă-kā'văl),
Concerning or relating to the portal vein and the inferior vena cava.
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por·ta·ca·val

, portocaval (pōr'tă-kā'văl, pōrtŏ-kāvăl)
Concerning the portal vein and the inferior vena cava.
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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).
Boix, and V Felipo, "Inflammation and hepatic encephalopathy: ibuprofen restores learning ability in rats with portacaval shunts," Hepatology, vol.
Hawkins, "Hyperam-monaemia causes many of the changes found after portacaval shunting," Biochemical Journal, vol.
H-graft portacaval 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 shunts.
Ammonia clearance is reduced when the liver is bypassed by portacaval shunting.
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 anastomosis.
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[1]:132-39, 2002).