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Experimental reduction of portal hypertension by mechanical increase of liver portal flow.

Authors
  • Habib, N
  • Houssin, D
  • Carol, C
  • Cardoso, J
  • Boisseau, C
  • Calmus, Y
  • Ozier, Y
  • Quere, J
  • Wood, C
  • McIntyre, N
Type
Published Article
Journal
Lancet (London, England)
Publication Date
Jan 05, 1991
Volume
337
Issue
8732
Pages
16–17
Identifiers
PMID: 1670651
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Studies on the isolated perfused rat liver demonstrated that an increase in portal pressure is associated with an increase in the portal blood flow in normal and in cirrhotic livers. In two pigs with portal hypertension mesenteric portal pressure was lowered by mechanically increasing the liver portal blood flow by means of a balloon pump around the portal vein.

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