[Mesenteric-inferior-renal shunt--alternative of proximal and distal spleen-renal shunt for surgical treatment of portal hypertension].Khirurgiia (Sofiia). 2002; 58(1):39-41.K
Surgical operations are important for the prevention of recurrent bleeding and better survival rates in patients with portal hypertension and previous haemorrhage from esophageal varices, stopped by conservative treatment. Spleno-renal shunts are among the most frequently used procedures in these cases. Sometimes the proximal spleno-renal shutting operation of Linton or the distal one of Warren may be impossible from the technical point of view due to anomalies or varieties of the lienal vein. This makes it necessary to look for an alternative decision. This case report is about a 33-year old man indicated for surgical treatment because of portal hypertension, caused by prehepatic portal vein obstruction and esophageal varices with previous bleeding. Performing Linton's or Warren's procedure was not the proper decision. That's why we made a shunt between the inferior mesenteric vein and the left renal vein. The surgical technique and the postoperative results are described and discussed.