Is there an Alternative to TIPS? Ultrasound-guided Direct Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement in Budd-Chiari Syndrome

@inproceedings{Peynirciolu2010IsTA,
  title={Is there an Alternative to TIPS? Ultrasound-guided Direct Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement in Budd-Chiari Syndrome},
  author={Bora Peynircioğlu and Ali Ibrahim Shorbagi and Omur Balli and Barbaros Erhan Çil and Ferhun Balkanci and Yusuf Bayraktar},
  booktitle={Saudi journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association},
  year={2010}
}
Budd-Chiari syndrome is a spectrum of manifestations which develops as a result of hepatic venous outflow obstruction. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a minimally invasive vascular and interventional radiological procedure indicated in the management of refractory ascites in such patients. Conventional TIPS requires the presence of a patent hepatic vein and reasonable accessibility to the portal vein, and in patients with totally occluded hepatic veins, this procedure is… CONTINUE READING

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