Portacaval Shunt and Hyperlipidemia

Thomas E. Starzl, Charles W. Putnam, Lawrence J. Koep

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The use of a completely diverting portacaval shunt for the purpose of lowering the serum concentration of cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins is reviewed and a recommendation provided that such a shunt for hyperlipidemia should be considered for type II individuals. (Arch Surg 113:71-74, 1978).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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