Creation of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts with stent-grafts: initial experiences with a polytetrafluoroethylene-covered nitinol endoprosthesis.

@article{Cejna2001CreationOT,
  title={Creation of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts with stent-grafts: initial experiences with a polytetrafluoroethylene-covered nitinol endoprosthesis.},
  author={Manfred Cejna and Markus Peck-Radosavljevic and Siegfried A. Thurnher and Katharina Hittmair and Maria Schoder and Johannes Lammer},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={221 2},
  pages={437-46}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and performance of a recently developed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)-covered nitinol stent-graft to create transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in patients with portal hypertension and related complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS The ePTFE-covered nitinol stent-graft was used to create TIPS in 16 patients with recurrent variceal bleeding (n = 13) or refractory ascites (n = 3). Follow-up was performed with duplex ultrasonography… CONTINUE READING
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