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Determining the optimal portal blood volume in a shunt before surgery in extrahepatic portal hypertension

Authors: Yurchuk Vladimir A., Ranchaeva Natalia A., Yurchuk Galina V. and Mendeleeva Ludmila Ya

Int J Med Res Health Sci.62-66 | pdf PDF Full Text

The aim of the study: To determine the necessary shunt diameter and assess the optimal portal blood volume in a shunt in children with extrahepatic portal hypertension before the portosystemic shunt surgery. Changes in the liver hemodynamics were studied in 81 children aged from 4 to 7 years with extrahepatic portal hypertension. We established that it is necessary to calculate the shunt diameter and the blood volume in a shunt in patients with extrahepatic portal hypertension before the portosystemic shunt surgery. It allows us to preserve the hepatic portal blood flow and effectively decrease the pressure in the portal system. Portosystemic shunt surgery in patients with extrahepatic portal hypertension performed in accordance with the individualized shunt volume significantly decreases portal pressure, preserves stable hepatic hemodynamics and prevents gastro-esophageal hemorrhage.

Keywords: extrahepatic portal hypertension, hepatic blood flow volume, portosystemic shunt surgery, ultrasound examination.

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