Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.

  title={Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.},
  author={Andrew K. Burroughs and David W. Patch},
  journal={Seminars in liver disease},
  volume={19 4},
The Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) has now become an accepted part of the therapeutic armory available to the practicing clinician. It may stop variceal bleeding when traditional endoscopic techniques have failed, and can be used as secondary prevention of variceal bleeding, as well as a treatment for intractable ascites and the Budd… CONTINUE READING