Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: current status.

  title={Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: current status.},
  author={Thomas Boyer},
  volume={124 6},
The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) was developed in the 1980s for treatment of complications of portal hypertension. Once it was shown that the shunt could be placed with relative ease, TIPS was rapidly applied to the treatment of many of the complications of portal hypertension. These complications include actively bleeding gastroesophageal varices, prevention of rebleeding from varices, control of refractory cirrhotic ascites and hepatic hydrothorax, and treatment of… CONTINUE READING
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