A simplified one stage modification of portoazygos disconnection for massive variceal hemorrhage.Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1985 Feb; 160(2):171-2.SG
A one stage, complete abdominal portoazygos disconnection procedure is a safe and efficient method for the treatment of acute variceal bleeding. This method was performed upon five patients who were bleeding due to severe cirrhosis of the liver, with no operative mortality. No recurrence of bleeding occurred during a follow-up study of one to four years.