TIPS creation in patients with persistent left superior vena cava.


Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt is a minimally invasive endovascular procedure that has played an important role in the treatment of acute or repeated variceal bleeding or refractory ascites. The standard venous access route for this procedure is the right jugular vein. Sometimes it is better to use the left jugular vein because of lower probability of life threatening complication or technical failure. In this case reports the authors have described their experience with TIPS creation in two patients with persistent left and absent right superior vena cava and recommend using the left jugular vein as an access route in this rare anatomical variant.

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@article{Chovanec2010TIPSCI, title={TIPS creation in patients with persistent left superior vena cava.}, author={Vendel{\'i}n Chovanec and Anton{\'i}n Krajina and Petr Hůlek and Miroslav Mest'an and Ondřej Renc}, journal={Acta medica}, year={2010}, volume={53 1}, pages={35-8} }