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May 1976

Recurrent Variceal Hemorrhage Following Successful Warren Shunt

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco.

Arch Surg. 1976;111(5):587-589. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360230087018

• Recurrent variceal hemorrhages are demonstrated following a technically successful Warren shunt. Serial barium esophagrams show the progressive enlargement of distal esophageal varices. Results of celiac arteriograms and direct examination confirmed the patency of the distal splenorenal shunt. Hemorrhage from varices was shown by fiberoptic esophagoscopy; end-to-side portacaval anastomosis reduced portal pressure and stopped the bleeding.

(Arch Surg 111:587-589, 1976)