splenorenal shunt

splenorenal shunt n an anastomosis between the splenic vein and the renal vein of the left kidney made esp. for the relief of portal hypertension

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after removal of the spleen, anastomosis of the splenic vein to the left renal vein; done for the treatment of esophageal varices in portal hypertension. Called also Linton s.

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