portacaval shunt

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shunt that is created surgically between the portal vein and the inferior vena cava so that blood from the abdominal organs can bypass the liver

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Portacaval shunt surgery may be effective for solving such cases, however, the fact that it is an invasive method presents an added risk to the patient.
Randomized controlled trial of emergency transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt versus emergency portacaval shunt treatment of acute bleeding esophageal varices in cirrhosis.
Two animal models, partial portal vein ligation (pre-hepatic portal hypertension, PHT) and portacaval shunt (PCS), were used and the small mesenteric arteries were harvested 14 days after the initial surgery.
The other 13 patients underwent transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement, 1 of 13 had TIPS only after a failed attempt at a side-to-side portacaval shunt (SSPCS), and 1 required an SSPCS after a failed TIPS (Hepatology 35[1]:132-39, 2002).
A portacaval shunt was performed, and liver biopsy yielded a diagnosis of cirrhosis.