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Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Sep;43(9):1218-20. doi: 10.1007/s00247-013-2643-z. Epub 2013 Feb 28.

Creation of a percutaneous mesocaval shunt to control variceal bleeding in a child.

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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.

Abstract

Although transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement is the standard procedure for the treatment of portal hypertension, it is often impossible to perform in patients with extrahepatic portal vein occlusion. In these patients, options for decompressing the liver are few. In this report, we present a novel solution for managing gastro-esophageal hemorrhage in a child with portal hypertension and extrahepatic portal vein occlusion, through the creation of a percutaneous mesocaval shunt.

PMID:
23447003
DOI:
10.1007/s00247-013-2643-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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