Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Interventions for the Measurement and Treatment of Portal Hypertension.
Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2019 Apr;29(2):311-320
Authors: Samarasena JB, Chang KJ
The number of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided interventions is rapidly growing within advanced endoscopy. EUS offers high-resolution imaging of mediastinal and intra-abdominal vasculature, which can be targeted for various interventions, hence a growing number of studies have explored EUS-guided vascular catheterization. Potential clinical applications of EUS-guided portal venous access include angiography, measurement of the portosystemic pressure gradient, and EUS-guided transhepatic intrahepatic portosystemic shunt creation. This article reviews different devices and techniques used in these applications.
PMID: 30846155 [PubMed - in process]