[Azygo-portal disconnection using the thoracic approach in children].Chir Pediatr. 1983; 24(1):37-8.CP
Porto-azygos disconnection is one of the therapeutic choice of portal hypertension. This technique have been used in a 13 year old boy with bleeding oesophageal varices during the evolution of a cirrhosis caused by active hepatitis. Disconnection was done in emergency using a total ligature of the oesophagus by left thoracotomy upon a clip introduced by oral way. By this technique, the abdomen and the digestive tract keep untouched. One year after the operation no oesophageal varices can be seen at endoscopy and a slight oesophageal stenosis have been easily treated by dilatations.