EUS-guided portal vein catheterization: a promising novel approach for portal angiography and portal vein pressure measurements.

@article{Giday2008EUSguidedPV,
  title={EUS-guided portal vein catheterization: a promising novel approach for portal angiography and portal vein pressure measurements.},
  author={Samuel A. Giday and J O Clarke and Jonathan M. Buscaglia and Eun Ji Shin and Chung-Wang Ko and Priscilla Magno and Sergey V. Kantsevoy},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={338-42}
}
BACKGROUND Portal vein (PV) pressure measurements can provide valuable information for the management of patients with liver disease and portal hypertension. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility and the safety of EUS-guided PV catheterization and pressure measurements in a porcine model. SETTING Acute and survival experiments on five 50-kg pigs. DESIGN AND INTERVENTIONS Intrahepatic PV was punctured under EUS guidance by using a 19-gauge FNA needle. A 0.035-inch guidewire was advanced… CONTINUE READING