Long-term observation after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt in two patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Tazawa2000LongtermOA,
  title={Long-term observation after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt in two patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Junichi Tazawa and Yoshihiro Sakai and Michio Yamane and Sei Kakinuma and Matsuyoshi Maeda and Kohji Suzuki and Yuuji Miyasaka and Kouji Nagayama and Fumihiko Kusano and Chifumi Sato},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={262-7}
}
Two patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt (TIPS) and followed for 22 and 58 months thereafter. HCC was well controlled by transcatheter arterial chemoembolization. Hepatic failure or metastasis, especially in the lung, was not observed in the long-term observation. TIPS seems to be useful even in patients with HCC, provided HCC is controlled.