What are the potential complications of the distal splenorenal shunt surgery?

  • Ascites: An accumulation of fluid in the abdomen. This condition can be treated with medications called diuretics and restricted sodium intake.

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References

  • J. Michael Henderson JM, Boyer TD, Kutner MH, et al. Distal Splenorenal Shunt Versus Transjugular Intrahepatic Portal Systematic Shunt for Variceal Bleeding: A Randomized Trial. Gastroenterology 130(6):1643–51.
  • Jenkins RL, Gedaly R, Pomposelli JJ, et al. Distal splenorenal shunt: role, indications, and utility in the era of liver transplantation. Arch Surg. 1999 Apr;134(4):416-20.
  • Elwood DR, Pomposelli JJ, Pomfret EA, et al. Distal splenorenal shunt: preferred treatment for recurrent variceal hemorrhage in the patient with well-compensated cirrhosis. Arch Surg. 2006 Apr;141(4):385-8.

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