[Surgical treatment of portal hypertension].Rev Prat. 1990 Jun 01; 40(16):1465-72.RP
The surgical treatment, by means of shunts or disconnections, of ruptured oesophageal varices in portal hypertension is always indicated but not always on the forefront. However, it remains the first-line treatment in segmental portal hypertension and in Budd-Chiari syndrome. It is on a par with the non-surgical treatments in case of prehepatic block but ranks second in case of pre- and intrasinusoid blocks. In all the hepatic diseases with threatening hepatocellular deficiency, liver transplantation is the most spectacular of current and future achievements.