Bleeding ectopic varices in cirrhosis: the role of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunts.

@article{Kochar2008BleedingEV,
  title={Bleeding ectopic varices in cirrhosis: the role of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunts.},
  author={Narendra Kochar and Dhiraj Tripathi and Norma C. McAvoy and Hamish M. Ireland and Doris N. Redhead and P C Hayes},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          294-303
        }
}
BACKGROUND Bleeding from ectopic varices is uncommon but can be difficult to manage. AIM To report our experience of the use of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunts (TIPSS) in the management of uncontrolled bleeding from ectopic varices. METHODS A retrospective study of patients who had TIPSS for bleeding ectopic varices. Patients were selected from a dedicated data base. RESULTS Over 14 years, of 750 TIPSS insertions, 28 patients had TIPSS for bleeding ectopic varices… CONTINUE READING
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