Experience with alternate sources of venous inflow in the meso-Rex bypass operation: the coronary and splenic veins

Bill Chiu, Srikumar B. Pillai, Anthony D. Sandler, Riccardo A Superina*

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Abstract

The meso-Rex bypass procedure has been used to treat patients with portal hypertension from extrahepatic portal vein obstruction. This report describes modifications of this procedure in 5 patients. Either the splenic or coronary vein was used as the venous inflow point, and the bypass was performed either directly through transposition of the vein or with the use of a venous conduit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1199-1202
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume42
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Coronary vein
  • Extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis
  • Portal hypertension
  • Rex shunt
  • Splenic vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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