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Interventional radiology in the management of portal hypertension.
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PMID:  19774170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
From being a mere (though important) diagnostic tool, radiology has evolved to become an integral part of therapy in portal hypertension today. Various procedures are currently available, the choice depending on the etiology and location of disease, the pathoanatomy, and the symptomatology. The main aim of any procedure is to reduce the portal pressure by either direct or indirect methods. This can be achieved with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), recanalization of the hepatic vein outflow, recanalization of the portal vein and its tributaries, recanalization of dysfunctional portosystemic shunts, partial splenic embolization, and embolization of arterioportal shunts. When any of these procedures cannot be performed due to anatomical or physiological reasons, the symptoms can often be controlled effectively with embolization of varices or balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration of varices (BRTO). This article briefly describes the procedures, their results, and their current status in the treatment of portal hypertension.
Sundeep J Punamiya
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of radiology & imaging     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0971-3026     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Radiol Imaging     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-23     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503873     Medline TA:  Indian J Radiol Imaging     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-55     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, 308433, Singapore.
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