The interposition mesocaval shunt

K. D. Lillemoe, J. L. Cameron

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The interposition mesocaval C-shunt is an excellent alternative for the management of bleeding esophageal varices. The comparable operative mortality, long-term survival, and minimal operative time and blood loss make it the emergency shunt of choice. The C-shunt modification has improved long-term patency and ease of operation. The interposition mesocaval shunt also is increasing in importance as the best portosystemic shunt in those patients who may eventually require liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-394
Number of pages16
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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