portasystemic shunt

por·ta·sys·tem·ic shunt

a shunt between any parts of the portal and systemic venous systems, including portacaval, mesocaval, splenorenal shunts, or spontaneously occurring shunts.
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Transjugular intrahepatic portasystemic shunt vs surgical shunt in good-risk cirrhotic patients: A case-control comparison.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Transjugular intrahepatic portasystemic shunts can no longer be recommended as first-line therapy for refractory ascites, Dr.