SHERWIN S. ZEID, M.D.; BENJAMIN FELSON, M.D.; LEON SCHIFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Percutaneous splenoportal venography is defined as the radiographic demonstration of the splenoportal-intrahepatic venous circulation and its tributaries by means of the rapid transcutaneous injection of a radiopaque medium into the splenic substance. The method was first reported in dogs in 1951 by Abeatici and Campi,1 and was applied to humans shortly thereafter. Independently, Bahnson and his co-workers had performed the procedure on six patients between 1949 and 1952, but their observations were not published until 1953.2 In 1954, Atkinson and Sherlock measured the intrasplenic pressure percutaneously and found it to be a reliable index of the portal venous pressure.3 Since
ZEID SS, FELSON B, SCHIFF L. PERCUTANEOUS SPLENOPORTAL VENOGRAPHY, WITH ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ON TRANSHEPATIC VENOGRAPHY*†. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:782–805. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-52-4-782
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(4):782-805.
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