January 1978

Portacaval Shunt and Hyperlipidemia

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery, Denver Veterans Administration Hospital and University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(1):71-74. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370130073012

• The use of a completely diverting portacaval shunt for the purpose of lowering the serum concentration of cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins is reviewed and a recommendation provided that such a shunt for hyperlipidemia should be considered for type II individuals.

(Arch Surg 113:71-74, 1978)