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.

transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)

[tranz·jug′yo̅o̅·lər]
percutaneous creation of a shunt between the hepatic and portal veins within the liver followed by placement of an expandable stent in the tract created, performed by a transjugular route under radiological guidance. It is done for the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices.

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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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) dysfunction can manifest as shunt thrombosis, with early presentation often related to technical factors.
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.
Color Doppler sonography of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS).
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for portal vein thrombosis with symptomatic portal hypertension in liver cirrhosis.
Modifications of cardiac function in cirrhotic patients treated with Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) Am J Gastroenterol 2002;97:142-8.
Child-Pugh versus MELD score in predicting survival in patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.
Key Words: transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), portal hypertension, cardiac tamponade
Placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) can lower the gradient below this threshold, said Dr.
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt was generally considered as a first-line therapy in the definitive treatment of portal hypertension concomitant with variceal bleeding; however, trials comparing TIPS with surgical shunts were few and drew little attention, so some disadvantages of TIPS were ignored.
Patients presented with acute variceal bleeding, with a previous treatment with beta blockers or nitrates; with portal vein thrombosis; hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), severe coagulation defects, hepatic encephalopathy grade III or IV, portal hypertension secondary to non cirrhotic causes, previous endoscopic procedures like sclerotherapy and bandligation or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS); and those who did not provide informed consent were excluded from the study.
Other potential options include repeated large-volume paracentesis, placement of a peritoneovenous shunt or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.