Survival after distal splenorenal shunt

R. Zeppa, D. G. Hutson, P. R. Bergstresser, J. U. Levi, E. R. Schiff, P. Fink

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These data support the conclusion that the distal splenorenal shunt is attended by the highest post-shunt survival as yet reported for patients with non-alcoholic cirrhosis, portal hypertension and bleeding varices; the procedure is safe, and in this series, the mortality has been nil for 66 consecutive operations. An analysis of the causes of death suggests that continued alcohol abuse plays an important part in the late mortality among those in the post-shunt alcoholic cirrhosis group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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