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portacaval shunt

Definitions of portacaval shunt
  1. noun
    shunt that is created surgically between the portal vein and the inferior vena cava so that blood from the abdominal organs can bypass the liver
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    shunt
    a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another
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