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Color Doppler sonography of portocaval shunts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2161008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nine patients who had undergone end-to-side portocaval shunts were assessed using a sector real-time color Doppler sonography system. Shunt patency was demonstrated in 8 of 9 patients by detection of color-coded flow within the portal vein, in the anastomotic region, and in the inferior vena cava adjacent to the shunt. Color flow could not be detected in 1 patient. This patient had no evidence of shunt compromise. Spectral Doppler studies were also performed in these patients and flow was demonstrated in all 8. In these instances, information available with color Doppler imaging allowed visualization of the shunt even when it had not been apparent on preliminary real-time grey-scale imaging. This study, which does not assess accuracy, nevertheless suggests that color flow Doppler sonography may prove useful in assessing patients with portocaval shunts.
P W Ralls; K P Lee; D S Mayekawa; W D Boswell; R Radin; P M Colletti; J M Halls
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-05     Completed Date:  1990-07-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Southern California School of Medicine, Department of Radiology 90033.
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MeSH Terms
Esophageal and Gastric Varices / complications,  surgery
Portacaval Shunt, Surgical*

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