Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation and Variceal Coil or Plug Embolization Ineffectively Attain Gastric Variceal Decompression or Occlusion: Results of a 26-Patient Retrospective Study.

@article{Lakhoo2016TransjugularIP,
  title={Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation and Variceal Coil or Plug Embolization Ineffectively Attain Gastric Variceal Decompression or Occlusion: Results of a 26-Patient Retrospective Study.},
  author={Janesh Lakhoo and James Bui and R. Peter Lokken and Charles E. Ray and Ron C Gaba},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={1001-11}
}
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation with or without variceal coil and/or plug embolization in decompressing or occluding gastric varices (GVs). MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, 78 patients with GV bleeding who underwent TIPS creation with or without embolotherapy with metallic coils and/or plugs from 1999 to 2014 were identified. Individuals who had a bare-metal TIPS and/or lacked post-TIPS imaging or endoscopic… CONTINUE READING
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