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Preliminary experience with transluminal laser-induced intrahepatic portacaval shunts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8464307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated the feasibility of performing an intrahepatic portacaval shunt (IHPCS) by means of transluminal laser angioplasty. In 10 anesthized dogs, a catheter was introduced into a mesenteric vein and threaded into the portal vein (PV). Under fluoroscopy, a Ross needle was passed through the PV catheter, liver, and into the intrahepatic IVC. Following guidewire exchange, a neodymium YAG laser hot-tip probe (power setting 8 W) was passed over the guidewire to accomplish a transluminal IHPCS. In five animals, an IHPCS could not be accomplished. Initial and subsequent patency was confirmed by fluoroscopy. These early data suggest that transvenous laser-induced intrahepatic portacaval shunts may be feasible as a means of decompressing portal hypertension. Further research is necessary, to investigate the long-term patency as well as this technique's ability to decompress the portal system.
D F Cikrit; J J Wadley; M J Harl; S A Heller; M C Dalsing
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lasers in surgery and medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0196-8092     ISO Abbreviation:  Lasers Surg Med     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-30     Completed Date:  1993-04-30     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007168     Medline TA:  Lasers Surg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis 46202.
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MeSH Terms
Aluminum Silicates
Angioplasty, Laser / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods*
Catheterization / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods
Laser Coagulation / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods
Liver / blood supply
Portacaval Shunt, Surgical / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods*
Portal Vein / pathology,  surgery
Punctures / adverse effects
Radiology, Interventional
Thrombosis / etiology
Vena Cava, Inferior / pathology,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aluminum Silicates; 7440-00-8/Neodymium; 7440-65-5/Yttrium

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