Aspects of treatment. The anatomical basis for portal decompressive surgery.Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1976 Jul; 58(4):293-9.AR
Definitive surgical techniques used in the treatment of portal hypertension all aim to achieve portal venous decompression. The historic development of the various procedures currently employed provides a broad repertoire of surgical operations. Each of the procedures merits consideration and may be specifically indicated in a given situation. Description of the operative steps emphasizes the importance of the anatomical relationships of the various structures.