portacaval shunt

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Noun1.portacaval shunt - shunt that is created surgically between the portal vein and the inferior vena cava so that blood from the abdominal organs can bypass the liver
shunt - a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another; "an arteriovenus shunt"
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Although more invasive than the treatments mentioned above, measures such as portacaval shunt surgery and placement of TIPS present a higher rate of definitive solution.
Cost-effective analysis of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt versus surgical portacaval shunt for variceal bleeding in early cirrhosis.
Once HE has become refractory to medications or a portacaval shunt must be placed, then protein should be restricted to 0.