Retrospective analysis of venograms of hepatic and portal veins: clinical implications for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement.

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AIMS This study was aimed to provide safety guidance of needle passes into the portal vein during transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. METHODOLOGY On anteroposterior venograms, the orifice of right hepatic trunk (RHT), furcation position, and branching of portal trunk in 128 patients underwent TIPS were mapped in relation to the… (More)

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