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Related to portacaval shunt: splenorenal shunt, mesocaval shunt, Portacaval anastomosis
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|Noun||1.||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"