[Our judgements on the potential for surgical treatment of patients with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension].Ter Arkh. 1988; 60(10):26-30.TA
The results of surgery of 267 patients with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension were analyzed. Operation was indicated in actual danger of bleeding from varicose dilated esophageal and gastric veins; surgical intervention should be limited to selective portocaval anastomoses or to direct operation on esophageal and gastric veins. Indications for splenectomy in such patients should be limited. Analysis of the results of treatment of 80 patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis was indicative of some progress in therapy of patients with ascites resistant to drug therapy.