Clinical and radiologic evaluation of patients before TIPS creation

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to highlight the clinical and radiologic evaluation of patients referred for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation. CONCLUSION. TIPS creation is an effective procedure for portal diversion in the setting of recurrent variceal bleeding or diuretic refractory ascites secondary to portal hypertension. Close collaboration between hepatologists and interventional radiologists is important for appropriate patient selection. Pre-procedural clinical and radiologic evaluation is fundamental for successful management of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)739-745
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume203
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Portal hypertension
  • Refractory ascites
  • TIPS
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
  • Variceal bleeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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