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K A Taoube, J L Alonso Calderón, T Yandza, D St Vil, H Blanchard
The congenital absence of the portal vein is a rare malformation, which has been generally discovered in association with another anomalies like a cardiac, gastrointestinal or genitourinary defects. With portal hypertension and hepatic cirrhosis, this anomaly is similar to spontaneous porto-systemic derivation, and for that not collateral venous drainage is present. In these patients, total interruption of mesentaric venous drainage during procurement of liver transplant produce a very important bowel and mesenteric edema, which can promote an injert fatal evolution...
January 1999: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
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