Eck fistula

noun

: an artificial anastomosis between the portal vein and inferior vena cava by which blood from the intestinal region is diverted from the liver to flow directly to the heart

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“Eck fistula.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Eck%20fistula. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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