Percutaneous extrahepatic portacaval shunt with covered prostheses: feasibility study.

@article{Vivas2003PercutaneousEP,
  title={Percutaneous extrahepatic portacaval shunt with covered prostheses: feasibility study.},
  author={Isabel Vivas and J. I. Bilbao and Antonio Mart{\'i}nez-Cuesta and A. Calvo Benito and Jes{\'u}s Javier Sola and Carlos Delgado and Agust{\'i}n R Esp{\'i}},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={1543-52}
}
PURPOSE To assess the anatomic feasibility of creating a percutaneous extrahepatic portosystemic shunt (PEPS) between the main portal vein (MPV) and the inferior vena cava (IVC) in patients with cirrhosis and to evaluate the feasibility of this approach in an animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS In human studies, computed tomographic (CT) scans from 34 patients with cirrhosis were reviewed to assess the distance and anatomic structures found between the MPV and IVC. The MPV was divided into… CONTINUE READING