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Surgery for portal hypertension.
Hepatogastroenterology. 1991 Oct; 38(5):355-9.H

Abstract

Now that endoscopic sclerotherapy is available, the rôle of surgery in portal hypertension needs to be reconsidered. Emergency treatment of bleeding esophageal varices is based on sclerotherapy, which has widely replaced such surgical procedures as emergency portocaval shunts. Sclerotherapy can be extended to repeated endoscopic sclerosis as definitive management to prevent recurrence of variceal bleeding. Only if varices cannot be treated adequately by sclerotherapy, or in the case of local complications are surgical measures of decompression indicated. For "Child C" patients gastric devascularization or transsection should be considered. For "Child A" or "Child B" patients, distal splenorenal shunts or portocaval shunts should be given preference.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Freie Universität Berlin, Universitätsklinikum Rudolf Virchow, Standort Charlottenburg.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1765350

Citation

Neuhaus, P, and G Blumhardt. "Surgery for Portal Hypertension." Hepato-gastroenterology, vol. 38, no. 5, 1991, pp. 355-9.
Neuhaus P, Blumhardt G. Surgery for portal hypertension. Hepatogastroenterology. 1991;38(5):355-9.
Neuhaus, P., & Blumhardt, G. (1991). Surgery for portal hypertension. Hepato-gastroenterology, 38(5), 355-9.
Neuhaus P, Blumhardt G. Surgery for Portal Hypertension. Hepatogastroenterology. 1991;38(5):355-9. PubMed PMID: 1765350.
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