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Cardiovasc Dis. 1981 December; 8(4): 555–557.
PMCID: PMC288001

Use of interposed polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) graft in distal splenorenal shunt


Two patients with massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhages required transsplenic decompression of the esophageal varices, but because technical difficulties precluded tension-free anastomoses, interposition of PTFE grafts was used to solve these difficult situations.

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  • Warren WD, Zeppa R, Fomon JJ. Selective trans-splenic decompression of gastroesophageal varices by distal splenorenal shunt. Ann Surg. 1967 Sep;166(3):437–455. [PubMed]
  • Soyer T, Lempinen M, Cooper P, Norton L, Eiseman B. A new venous prosthesis. Surgery. 1972 Dec;72(6):864–872. [PubMed]

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