Interposition mesocaval H shunt associated with a left inferior vena cava.


Journal Article

Variations in the anatomy of the inferior vena cava are important in abdominal surgery. A patient with recurrent bleeding from esophageal varices was noted to have a single left inferior vena cava at the time of panangiography. An interposition mesocaval H shunt subsequently was performed successfully. This represents the first reported case in which a mesocaval H shunt has been performed in a patient with a single left inferior vena cava.

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Cited Authors

  • Crawford, FA; Wolfe, WG

Published Date

  • June 1, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 678 - 681

PubMed ID

  • 131982

Pubmed Central ID

  • 131982

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-6060


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States