Non‐conventional portosystemic shunts in children with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction

ASHLEY J. D'CRUZ, PATRICK S. KAMATH, C. RAMACHANDRA, ANAND JALIHAL

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Abstract

Portal hypertension due to extrahepatic portal vein obstruction is ideally treated by the use of a selective shunt. In a four year period between July 1987 and June 1992, 50 surgical procedures were carried out in 48 children with portal hypertension‐related variceal hemorrhage. The portal, splenic, mesenteric, or coronary vein was not available for anastomosis in four children who, therefore, underwent non‐conventional shunts which are described here. There was no postoperative mortality. One patient had a repeat gastrointestinal hemorrhage, probably due to stenosis of the shunt and failure to ligate the coronary vein. No rebleeding occurred on follow‐up of at least 18 months. We conclude that in selected children requiring surgery for portal hypertension due to extrahepatic portal venous obstruction, a non‐conventional shunt may be used with beneficial results. 1995 Japan Pediatric Society

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics International
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1995

Keywords

  • extrahepatic portal vein obstruction
  • non‐conventional surgical shunts
  • portal hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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