The jugular vein as an interposition graft in the distal splenorenal shunt.Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1985 Oct; 161(4):372-4.SG
The selective distal splenorenal shunt is the preferred portal decompression procedure for patients with refractory bleeding esophageal varices. An autogenous jugular vein interposition graft in the distal splenorenal position obviates the tedious struggle associated with mobilizing the splenic vein from the pancreatic substance, thereby lessening blood loss, avoiding postoperative pancreatitis and shortening operative time. An autogenous jugular vein interposition distal splenorenal shunt can, therefore, be performed with less morbidity while affording the same physiologic benefits as the standard distal splenorenal shunt.