Posts Tagged ‘shunt’

What is a Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)?

What is a TIPS? A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a small, tubular metal device commonly called a stent that is placed in veins in the middle of the liver to improve blood flow to and from the organ. In a TIPS procedure, interventional radiologists use image guidance to make a tunnel through the…

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TIPS in the Management of Refractory Ascites

TIPS in the Management of Refractory Ascites Kevin B. Mercure, M.D. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine Resident Grand Rounds April 6, 2004 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ASCITES Ascites is a collection of excess fluid in the peritoneal cavity.  The pathogenesis of ascites in patients with cirrhosis involves several mechanisms.  Portal hypertension results…

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Study on TIPS for variceal hemorrhage

Study on TIPS for variceal hemorrhage Outcome of 100 patients after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for variceal hemorrhage. OBJECTIVES: One hundred consecutive patients with recurrent or refractory acute variceal hemorrhage treated with a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) from June 1990 to June 1993 at Oregon Health Sciences University or the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical…

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