Nonsurgical production of intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunts in portal hypertension with the double lumen balloon catheter

Burgener, F.A.; Gutierrez, O.H.

Rofo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin 130(6): 686-688

1979


ISSN/ISBN: 1438-9029
PMID: 156679
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1231354
Accession: 068522710

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Abstract
A nonsurgical production of intrahepatic shungs between the left portal and left hepatic vein was evaluated in twelve dogs with acute portal hypertension. Dilatation of the intrahepatic tract was achieved by means of a double lumen balloon catheter introduced into the portal system with the transjugular approach. The shunts proved to be effective in immediate reduction of increased portal pressure and no significant complications were encountered.