Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 74, Issue 1, pp 55–66

Current Role of Surgery in Portal Hypertension

Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12262-011-0381-8

Cite this article as:
Pal, S. Indian J Surg (2012) 74: 55. doi:10.1007/s12262-011-0381-8


Treatment for portal hypertension (PHT) has evolved from surgery being the only option during the 1970s to the wide range of options currently available. Surgery has not vanished from the therapeutic armamentarium, but its role has changed and is constantly evolving. The present review primarily focuses on the role of surgery in tackling patients with PHT and varices with regard to the Indian scenario and also looks at its relevance, given the availability of a host of other therapeutic options.


Portal hypertensionPortosystemic shuntSurgeryVariceal haemorrhage

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© Association of Surgeons of India 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GI surgery and Liver TransplantationAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia