Reversal of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)-induced hepatic encephalopathy using a strictured self-expanding covered stent.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hepatic encephalopathy is a known complication following percutaneous transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. We describe herein a simple and effective strategy of TIPS revision by creating an intraluminal stricture within a self-expanding covered stent, which is deployed in the portosystemic shunt to reduce the TIPS blood flow. This technique was successful in reversing a TIPS-induced hepatic encephalopathy in our patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cox, MW; Lin, PH; Bush, RL; Lumsden, AB

Published Date

  • November 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 539 - 542

PubMed ID

  • 15061178

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0174-1551

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00270-003-0016-y


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States