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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt.

McCormick, PA; Dick, R; Chin, J; Irving, JD; McIntyre, N; Hobbs, KE; Burroughs, AK; (1993) Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt. Br J Hosp Med , 49 (11) 791 - 797.

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The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt is a non-surgical method for creating a portosystemic shunt. Early reports suggest that it is effective for treating portal hypertension and variceal bleeding. This review describes the technique and discusses the indications and complications.

Title:Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt.
Keywords:Angioplasty, Balloon, Esophageal and Gastric Varices, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Hepatic Veins, Humans, Hypertension, Portal, Portal Vein, Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical, Stents

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