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Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 1997 Mar-Apr;20(2):149-53.

Embolization of nonvariceal portosystemic collaterals in transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts.

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Department of Radiology, Clínica Universitaria, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Avenida Pio XII no. 36, E-31008 Pamplona, Spain.

Abstract

Percutaneous embolization of large portosystemic collaterals was performed in three patients following placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in order to improve hepatopetal portal flow. Improved hepatic portal perfusion was achieved in these cases, thereby theoretically reducing the risk of chronic hepatic encephalopathy.

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