Portal Surgery: Portosystemic Shunts and Portal Hypertension
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Maria-Angeles Aller, Marta Mendez, Maria-Paz Nava, Laudino Lopez, Diana Curras, Ana de Paz, Jorge-Luis Arias and Jaime Arias
The most frequently used experimental models for portal microsurgery are those
achieved through portal systemic shunts and partial portal vein ligation. Portacaval shunts are
appropriate techniques for microsurgical training but also for researching chronic hepatic
insufficiency and particularly hepatic encephalopathy. Portal hypertension by triple partial portal
vein ligation, is associated with a low-grade inflammatory response at the splanchnic (enteropathy
and liver steatosis) and systemic levels.
Surgery I Department, School of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain.