Bidirectionally adjustable TIPS reduction by parallel stent and stent-graft deployment.

  title={Bidirectionally adjustable TIPS reduction by parallel stent and stent-graft deployment.},
  author={Daniel Y. Sze and Gloria L. Hwang and Jeffrey S Kao and Joan K. Frisoli and Stephen Thomas Kee and Mahmood Razavi and Aijaz Ahmed},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  volume={19 11},
Excessive shunting through transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) can cause life-threatening hepatic encephalopathy and insufficiency. Intentional reduction of flow may be effective but difficult to control. The present report describes refinements of the parallel stent/stent-graft technique of flow reduction that is adjustable in either direction. Six patients underwent TIPS reduction with varying stent positioning and a variety of commercial products. Flow was adjusted by… CONTINUE READING
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