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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) pp. 791-797.

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt.
Location: England
Keywords: Angioplasty, Balloon, Esophageal and Gastric Varices, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Hepatic Veins, Humans, Hypertension, Portal, Portal Vein, Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical, Stents
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/493550
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