Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement in liver transplant recipients: experiences with pediatric and adult patients.

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) in pediatric and adult liver transplant recipients. A retrospective review of six TIPS placed in six liver transplant recipients-a pediatric patient with a split liver transplant, a pediatric patient with left lateral segment transplant, and four adult patients-was performed. CONCLUSION TIPS placement in both pediatric and adult liver transplant recipients is feasible. In liver transplant patients who are recipients of a left lateral segment or a split liver transplant, knowledge of the liver transplant anatomy is critical in the placement of TIPS. TIPS placement is a treatment option and a bridge to retransplantation for patients who have undergone liver transplantation and develop sequelae of portal hypertension.

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@article{Ha2005TransjugularIP, title={Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement in liver transplant recipients: experiences with pediatric and adult patients.}, author={Thuong Gustav Van Ha and Brian S. Funaki and Jonathan Ehrhardt and Jonathan M . Lorenz and David Cronin and James Michael Millis and Jeffrey A. Leef}, journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology}, year={2005}, volume={184 3}, pages={920-5} }