Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for Budd-Chiari syndrome: techniques, indications and results on 51 Chinese patients from a single centre.

@article{Qi2014TransjugularIP,
  title={Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for Budd-Chiari syndrome: techniques, indications and results on 51 Chinese patients from a single centre.},
  author={Xingshun Qi and Wengang Guo and Chuangye He and Wei Zhang and Feifei Wu and Zhanxin Yin and Ming Bai and Jing Niu and Zhiping Yang and Dai-ming Fan and Guo-hong Han},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={1164-75}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS In Western countries, transjugular intrahepatic portosytemic shunt (TIPS) is widely applied for the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). However, the outcome of Chinese BCS patients treated with TIPS is extremely limited. Furthermore, the timing of conversion from percutaneous recanalization to TIPS remains uncertain. METHODS All consecutive BCS patients treated with TIPS between December 2004 and June 2012 were included. Patients were classified as the early and… CONTINUE READING
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