HPB (Oxford) 2021 May 30;23(5):656-665. Epub 2020 Dec 30.
Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, 1510 San Pablo Street, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA; Pediatric Liver Transplant Program, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS #147, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA; Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1975 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.
Background: Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) causes portal hypertension in noncirrhotic children. Among surgical treatments, it is unclear whether the meso-Rex shunt (MRS) or portosystemic shunt (PSS) offers lower post-operative morbidity and superior patency over time. Our objective was to evaluate long-term outcomes comparing MRS and PSS for pediatric patients with EHPVO. Read More