Reversal of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)-induced hepatic encephalopathy using a strictured self-expanding covered stent.
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.
Cox, MW; Lin, PH; Bush, RL; Lumsden, AB
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