Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPSS) modification in the management of post-TIPSS refractory hepatic encephalopathy.

@article{Kochar2006TransjugularIP,
  title={Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPSS) modification in the management of post-TIPSS refractory hepatic encephalopathy.},
  author={Narendra Kochar and D Tripathi and Hamish M. Ireland and Doris N. Redhead and P C Hayes},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 11},
  pages={1617-23}
}
BACKGROUND Post-transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPSS) hepatic encephalopathy (HE) can occur in up to one third of patients. In 5%, this can be refractory to optimal medical treatment and may require shunt modification. The efficacy of shunt modification has been poorly studied. AIMS To evaluate the efficacy of and natural history following TIPSS modification for treatment of refractory HE. METHODS From a dedicated database, we selected and further studied patients who… CONTINUE READING
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