Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Liver Failure Surgery

Surgical treatment of cirrhosis may include:

  • Surgery for esophageal varices:
    • Distal splenorenal shunt
    • Mesocaval shunts
    • Portocaval shunt
    • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
  • Liver transplant for cirrhosis

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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