Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts with Spiral Z stents: first clinical experience in 20 patients

We report our preliminary experience with Spiral Z stents for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS). The Spiral Z stent is a modification of the Gianturco-Rosch stent. TIPS was performed in 20 patients with symptomatic portal hypertension and was effective in 19 of them. One patient re-bled and died shortly after the procedure, despite of… CONTINUE READING