Transjugular Intrahepatic Porto-Caval Shunt (TIPS) in treatment of portal hypertension in liver transplant recipiens.

@article{Wrblewski2008TransjugularIP,
  title={Transjugular Intrahepatic Porto-Caval Shunt (TIPS) in treatment of portal hypertension in liver transplant recipiens.},
  author={Tadeusz M. Wr{\'o}blewski and Olgierd Rowiński and Jerzy Żurakowski and Bogna Ziarkiewicz-Wr{\'o}blewska and Krzysztof Zieniewicz and Paweł Nyckowski and Marek Krawczyk},
  journal={Annals of transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={42-5}
}
BACKGROUND TIPS, as non-operative treatment of portal hypertension allows for safe awaiting liver transplantation for patients otherwise at high risk of hemorrhage from oesophageal varices veins. When endoscopic treatment fails, TIPS is a plausible and less hazardous alternative for surgical porto-systemic shunts. It is of particular importance in patients… CONTINUE READING