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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Oct;199(4):746-55.

The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: an update.

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Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, Rm M-361, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA. Nicholas.Fidelman@ucsf.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this article is to review the indications, outcomes, complications, patient selection, and technical aspects of creating a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS).

CONCLUSION:

The best available evidence supports the use of TIPS in secondary prevention of variceal bleeding and in refractory ascites, although TIPS is also commonly used for other indications such as Budd-Chiari syndrome, hepatic hydrothorax, and acute variceal hemorrhage. The TIPS procedure was revolutionized by the introduction of covered stents, which dramatically improved long-term shunt patency.

PMID:
22997364
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.12.9101
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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