• liver
  • Initial body weight (IBW), final body weight (FBW), body weight increase (BWI), liver weight (LW) and liver weight/body weight ratio (LW/FBW) in control rats and in rats with portacaval shunt (PCS) at 4 weeks of evolution. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Portacaval shunting diverts part of your blood flow from the liver. (floridahealthfinder.gov)
  • Portacaval shunts are more amenable to study by ultrasound than more peripheral shunts because the liver can be used as an acoustic window. (semanticscholar.org)
  • To assess biochemical, surgical, and long-term outcomes of liver (LT) or liver-kidney transplantation (LKT) for severe, early-onset methylmalonic acidemia/acid (MMA).A retrospective chart review (December 1997 to May 2012) of patients with MMA who underwent LT or LKT at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.Fourteen patients underwent LT (n = 6) or LKT (n = 8) at mean age 8.2 years (range 0.8-20.7). (stanford.edu)
  • fluid
  • The difference in pressure, usually about 5 cm H 2 O, opens the shunt valve, allowing the flow of ascitic fluid into the large vein. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • A disadvantage of the shunt is dilution of the blood and a resultant drop in hematocrit, which necessitates transfusion of packed cells and perhaps a slowing of the rate of flow of ascitic fluid into the venous system. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • flow
  • The demonstration of appropriate Doppler flow signals across the shunt is the most convincing ultrasound evidence of patency. (semanticscholar.org)
  • large
  • The shunt consists of a peritoneal tube, a one-way valve, and a tube leading to a large vein, usually the superior vena cava or the jugular vein. (thefreedictionary.com)