transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

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transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS),

angiographic procedure performed under fluoroscopic guidance wherein a wire mesh stent is placed within the liver to decompress the portal circulation directly into the hepatic vein. Indications for placement include variceal bleeding and refractory ascites in patients with cirrhosis.

trans·jug·u·lar in·tra·he·pat·ic por·to·sys·tem·ic shunt

(TIPS) (tranz-jŭg'yū-lăr in'tră-hĕ-pat'ik pōr'tō-sis-tem'ik shŭnt)
An interventional radiology procedure to relieve portal hypertension.

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)

A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a radiology procedure in which a tubular device is inserted in the middle of the liver to redirect the blood flow.
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A model to predict poor survival in patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts. Hepatology 2000;31:864-71.
Midterm follow-up of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts using polytetrafluoroethylene endografts in children.
Rajender, "Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts in liver transplant recipients," Liver Transplantation, vol.
The natural history of portal hypertension after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts. Gastroenterology.
This two-part book addresses the issue thoroughly, Part I deals with adult procedures such as transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts procedures, interventional neurology, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography and interventional gastroenterology amongst others.
A model to predict survival in patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts. Hepatology 2000; 31:864.
(1) The introduction of minimally invasive, radiologically placed transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) is a valuable rescue therapy for patients with uncontrolled or refractory variceal bleeding unresponsive to standard pharmacological and endoscopic therapy.
Short- and long-term hemodynamic effects of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts: A doppler/manometric correlative study.
Doppler ultrasonography of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts. West J Med.
Haskal and Radhakrishnan [8] had reported that transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) were effective in controlling ascites and bleeding in dialysis-dependent patients but a high incidence of post-TIPS hepatic encephalopathy.
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPSs) are currently used for the treatment of portal hypertension complications, especially variceal bleeding refractory to medical or endoscopic treatment.