• 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)
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