Evaluation and management of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Oct;199(4):730-6
Authors: Darcy M
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe the evaluation of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) and the management of dysfunctional shunts. CONCLUSION: TIPS can become dysfunctional if stenosis develops in the shunt or the hepatic vein above the shunt. Screening allows detection of stenoses before portal hypertensive-related complications recur. Revision of stenotic shunts can be easily accomplished in most cases. Techniques for screening and revision will be discussed.
PMID: 22997362 [PubMed - in process]