Tag: Shunts

Selective Shunt

Selective Shunt

Q) A type of Selective shunt for portal hypertension is
A. PSRS (Proximal spleno renal shunt) 
B. Warren shunt
C. SSPCS (Side to side portocaval shunt) 
D. Mesocaval
 shunt

Answer  Q 78

Surgical decompression can be achieved with total or partial portal systemic shunts or by selection variceal decompression.

 Total shunts divert all the portal flow to the systemic circulation. Partial shunts maintain some portal flow to the liver. Selective shunts only decompress gastroesophageal varices and maintain portal hypertension and flow to the liver. Read on for answer...

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