Improved patency of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts in humans: creation and revision with PTFE stent-grafts.

@article{Haskal1999ImprovedPO,
  title={Improved patency of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts in humans: creation and revision with PTFE stent-grafts.},
  author={Ziv J. Haskal},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={213 3},
  pages={759-66}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) stent-grafts yield longer patency for creation or revision of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen PTFE-covered Wallstents were placed in 13 patients with TIPS: seven at shunt creation and seven during revision of TIPS with one to five prior thromboses at 1 day to 1 year after initial TIPS formation. In six cases, prior to stent-graft placement persistent biliary-TIPS fistulas were… CONTINUE READING