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Surgical Portasystemic Shunt (Portosystemic Shunt)

Surgical venous shunt between the portal and systemic circulation to effect decompression of the portal circulation. It is performed primarily in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices resulting from portal hypertension. Types of shunt include portacaval, splenorenal, mesocaval, splenocaval, left gastric-caval (coronary-caval), portarenal, umbilicorenal, and umbilicocaval.
Also Known As:
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Networked: 1895 relevant articles (149 outcomes, 154 trials/studies)

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1. Qi, Xingshun: 18 articles (12/2015 - 02/2010)
2. Han, Guohong: 17 articles (07/2015 - 02/2010)
3. Fan, Daiming: 16 articles (07/2015 - 02/2010)
4. Bai, Ming: 14 articles (07/2015 - 06/2010)
5. Bosch, Jaime: 13 articles (12/2015 - 12/2002)
6. Riggio, Oliviero: 12 articles (08/2014 - 04/2002)
7. Li, Xiao: 11 articles (09/2015 - 03/2010)
8. Gaba, Ron C: 10 articles (10/2015 - 02/2012)
9. Yin, Zhanxin: 10 articles (09/2014 - 06/2010)
10. Bui, James T: 9 articles (10/2015 - 02/2012)

Related Diseases

1. Hemorrhage
2. Portal Hypertension
3. Ascites
4. Fibrosis (Cirrhosis)
5. Esophageal and Gastric Varices (Esophageal Varices)

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)
2. Diuretics
3. Cyanoacrylates
4. Octreotide (Sandostatin)
5. Vasoconstrictor Agents
6. Lactulose (Duphalac)
7. nitinol
8. Dexamethasone (Maxidex)
9. tetrafluoroethylene (tetrafluoroethene)
10. Thrombin

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Stents
2. Liver Transplantation
3. Ligation
4. Decompression
5. Therapeutic Embolization