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Chirurgia (Bucur). 1996;45(1):21-5.

[Distal splenorenal shunt (Warren's operation) in the treatment of portal hypertension. Apropos 3 cases].

[Article in Romanian]

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  • 1Clinica Chirurgicală Fundeni, Bucureşti, România.


Three cases of distal spleno-renal shunt (Warren operation) are reported. These are the first in the romanian medical literature. The cause of the portal hypertension was a Child A liver cirrhosis in all three cases. All patients survived. Two early postoperative complications were noticed: transient ascites and pancreatic pseudocyst and a late development of a hepatic nodule (probably hepatoma). There was no encephalopathy and no liver failure in the two cases that could be followed (for 1 year and, respectively, 6 months). Although small, these experience confirms what other studies show, that Warren shunt seems to be the operation of choice for portal hypertension.

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