[Evaluation of hepatic encephalopathy and portal hemodynamics by Doppler ultrasonography after a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt].


TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) is an efficacious treatment for esophagogastric varices, ascites and hypertensive gastrointestinal vasculopathy associated with portal hypertension. The main complication after the procedure is hepatic encephalopathy. We tried to elucidate the correlation between hepatic encephalopathy and changes in… (More)