Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for portal vein thrombosis with symptomatic portal hypertension in liver cirrhosis.

@article{Han2011TransjugularIP,
  title={Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for portal vein thrombosis with symptomatic portal hypertension in liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Guo-hong Han and Xingshun Qi and Chuangye He and Zhanxin Yin and Jian-hong Wang and Jielai Xia and Zhiping Yang and Ming Bai and Xiangjie Meng and Jing Niu and Kaichun Wu and Dai-ming Fan},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={78-88}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Data on the management of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in patients with decompensated cirrhosis are extremely limited, particularly in the cases of the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). We assessed the outcome of TIPS for PVT in patients with cirrhosis and symptomatic portal hypertension and determined the predictors of technical success and survival. METHODS In the retrospective study, 57 consecutive patients receiving TIPS were enrolled between December… CONTINUE READING
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