Are TIPS tops in the treatment of portal hypertension? A review on the use and misuse of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts.

@article{Sterling2000AreTT,
  title={Are TIPS tops in the treatment of portal hypertension? A review on the use and misuse of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts.},
  author={Richard Keith Sterling and Arun J Sanyal},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 Suppl D},
  pages={122D-128D}
}
Complications of portal hypertension are the Achilles heel of end-stage liver disease. Although initially developed in the 1960s, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) have recently gained popularity for decompressing the portal vein in patients with portal hypertension. The main indications for TIPS are the treatment of variceal hemorrhage unresponsive to endoscopic treatment and refractory ascites. Although several other applications for TIPS have been reported, they have not… CONTINUE READING