Cirrhosis: Surgical Shunts for Portal Hypertension - Topic Overview
Shunt surgeries are designed to redirect the flow of blood or
abdominal fluid through other areas of the body. Shunts are rarely used because
of the complications they may cause. They are done only in medical centers where
the surgeon is experienced in doing the procedures.
Peritoneovenous shunts. These shunts may reduce fluid
buildup in the abdominal cavity (ascites) by diverting the fluid into normal
Portacaval shunts. Portacaval shunts may lower blood
pressure in the portal vein by diverting the flow of blood from the portal vein
to the large vein that returns blood to the heart (vena cava).
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