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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt.

Jalan, R; Redhead, DN; Hayes, PC; (1995) Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt. Natl Med J India , 8 (1) pp. 15-21.

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The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPSS) is essentially a side-to-side portocaval shunt performed by interventional radiological methods which connects the hepatic vein to the portal vein via the liver parenchyma. It can be performed successfully in 85% to 95% patients. The procedure mortality is low (1% to 2%) and is mainly from intraperitoneal bleeding. Major indications for TIPSS are in patients in whom sclerotherapy for bleeding varices has failed, those who have recurrent variceal haemorrhage after sclerotherapy or band ligation and in patients with refractory ascites, hypersplenism and portal gastropathy. It has also been used in some patients with the Budd-Chiari syndrome, portal vein thrombosis and cirrhotic hydrothorax. TIPSS is followed by variceal rebleeding and encephalopathy in about 10% to 20% of cases, deterioration in liver function in about 25% to 35% and shunt dysfunction in 15% to 60%. Further research should be directed at developing newer types of stents to prevent shunt dysfunction.

Type: Article
Title: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt.
Location: India
Keywords: Algorithms, Animals, Blood Loss, Surgical, Clinical Protocols, Esophageal and Gastric Varices, Follow-Up Studies, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Hemodynamics, Humans, Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical, Postoperative Complications, Preoperative Care, Recurrence, Stents, Treatment Outcome
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/56448
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