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Portocaval Anastomosis


Portocaval Anastomosis is a surgical procedure used to connect the veins and blood vessels in the oesophagus region which assists proper blood flow regulation. This procedure is used in the treatment of liver cancer and fistula treatment. The importance of portosystemic anastomoses is to provide alternative routes of circulation to ensure that venous blood from the gastrointestinal tract reaches the heart through the inferior vena cava without going through the liver. This process is highly time and cost-effective.