Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts: preliminary results in 25 patients.

@article{Laberge1992TransjugularIP,
  title={Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts: preliminary results in 25 patients.},
  author={J. M. Laberge and Ernest J. Ring and John R. Lake and Linda D. Ferrell and Margaret M. Doherty and R. L. Gordon and John P. Roberts and M Y Peltzer and Nancy L. Ascher},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={258-67}
}
A retrospective study of transjugular intrahepatic shunts performed between June 1990 and June 1991 is reported. Twelve patients were actively bleeding at the time of the procedure; 12 other patients had had one to five bleeding episodes within the previous 2 weeks, and one patient had massive ascites from Budd-Chiari syndrome. Most patients had severe liver disease: 21 Child's class C, three Child's class B, and one Child's class A. Transjugular intrahepatic shunting was technically successful… CONTINUE READING