[Possibilities of splenorenal anastomosis in portal hypertension].Minerva Chir. 1978 Oct 15; 33(19):1339-44.MC
The classical splenorenal shunt of Linton modified by Clatworthy is definitely superior to portocaval anastomosis. Between 1968 and 1976 in 225 patients with bleeding oesophageal varices a splenorenal anastomosis was performed in 47 cases, a portocaval in 30 cases and a mesentericocaval in 2 cases. There were 55 palliative operations as compared with 91 conservative therapeutic approaches. Over the last five years central termino-lateral splenorenal anastomses have been performed almost exclusively.