The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)

Owen, A.R., Stanley, A.J. , Vijayanathan, A. and Moss, J.G. (2009) The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). Clinical Radiology, 64(7), pp. 664-674. (doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2008.09.017) (PMID:19520210)

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Abstract

The creation of an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt via a transjugular approach (TIPS) is an interventional radiological procedure used to treat the complications of portal hypertension. TIPS insertion is principally indicated to prevent or arrest variceal bleeding when medical or endoscopic treatments fail, and in the management refractory ascites. This review discusses the development and execution of the technique, with focus on its clinical efficacy. Patient selection, imaging surveillance, revision techniques, and complications are also discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Moss, Professor Jonathan and Stanley, Dr Adrian
Authors: Owen, A.R., Stanley, A.J., Vijayanathan, A., and Moss, J.G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Clinical Radiology
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0009-9260
ISSN (Online):1365-229X
Published Online:13 February 2009

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