Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt versus sclerotherapy plus propranolol for variceal rebleeding.

@article{Sauer1997TransjugularIP,
  title={Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt versus sclerotherapy plus propranolol for variceal rebleeding.},
  author={Peter Sauer and Lorenz Theilmann and Wolfgang Stremmel and Christopher Benz and G{\"o}tz Martin Richter and Adolf Stiehl},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1997},
  volume={113 5},
  pages={1623-31}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS In patients with cirrhosis of the liver, after the first variceal bleeding episode, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunting (TIPS) and endoscopic sclerotherapy plus propranolol (ES) were compared regarding prevention of variceal rebleeding and mortality. METHODS Eighty-three patients with cirrhosis of the liver were randomized to undergo TIPS (n = 42) or ES (n = 41). RESULTS Median observation time was in 1.6 years in the TIPS group and 1.45 years in the ES… CONTINUE READING