The hematologic consequences of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts.

@article{Sanyal1996TheHC,
  title={The hematologic consequences of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts.},
  author={Arun J Sanyal and Abigail Freedman and Preston P. Purdum and Mitchell L. Shiffman and Velimir A.C. Luketic},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={32-9}
}
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) are a recent innovation in the management of portal hypertension. In 1992, we had previously described an instance of severe hemolysis associated with this procedure. This study was undertaken to define and quantify the true incidence of TIPS-associated hemolysis and its clinical spectrum, as well as to test the hypothesis that portal decompression by TIPS would ameliorate hypersplenism in patients with portal hypertension. A total of 60… CONTINUE READING

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