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Interventions for Portal Hypertension: Trans Jugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS)

  • Munawwar Ahmed
  • Shyamkumar N. Keshava
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Abstract

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is an effective and safe radiological procedure for the decompression of portal hypertension (PHT) where a shunt is created between the portal vein (PV) and a hepatic vein or IVC. It is a well-established treatment option for the management of the gastroesophageal variceal bleeding and refractory ascites due to cirrhosis-related PHT. With the improvement in the techniques and stent design, TIPS for many other indications are being performed with promising results. Use of real-time ultrasonography (USG) during access to PV improves the success rate and reduces complications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Munawwar Ahmed
    • 1
  • Shyamkumar N. Keshava
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChristian Medical College HospitalVelloreIndia

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