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Anatomy and classification of gastrorenal and gastrocaval shunts.
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PMID:  22942547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The gastric varices communicate with gastrorenal and gastrocaval shunts and are classified according to the pattern of venous inflow into three types, which differ in the number and location of the inflow veins. The gastric varices are also classified according to their venous drainage into four different types, reflecting the size and number of collateral veins communicating with the gastric varices and the gastrorenal/gastrocaval shunt. Lastly, the gastric varices are classified according to their appearance on balloon-occluded retrograde venography into five grades representing the degree of opacification of the gastric varices and the collateral veins. Understanding these anatomic classifications is crucial in planning endovascular obliteration of gastric varices.
Saher S Sabri; Wael E A Saad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in interventional radiology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1098-8963     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-03     Completed Date:  2012-09-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510974     Medline TA:  Semin Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-302     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia.
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