Hepatic tissue perfusion studies during distal splenorenal shunt

Robert T. Mathie, James Toouli, Angus Smith, A. Murray Harper, Leslie H. Blumgart

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Hepatic tissue perfusion was measured by the krypton-85 clearance technique during surgery in four patients with bleeding esophageal varices before and immediately after Warren distal splenorenal shunt. No significant reduction in perfusion was found in any patient, thus confirming the concept that this type of portasystemic shunt maintains portal flow to the liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1980
Externally publishedYes


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