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mesocaval shunt

mesocaval shunt in Medicine

mesocaval shunt mes·o·ca·val shunt (měz'ə-kā'vəl, měs'-)
n.
Anastomosis or graft anastomosis of the side of the superior mesenteric vein to the proximal end of the divided inferior vena cava performed as a means of controlling portal hypertension.

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