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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in cavernomatous portal vein occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15239270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 72-year-old patient with liver cirrhosis and cavernomatous portal vein occlusion presented with refractory ascites. We treated the patient with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: transjugular transhepatic puncture of an intrahepatic hilar collateral vein was performed; transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt was created between the right hepatic vein and the patent superior mesenteric vein using this hilar collateral vein as the connecting pathway. The ascites was resolved and the patient remains asymptomatic, while shunt patency is maintained 16 months after the intervention.
Elias N Brountzos; Katerina Malagari; Efthymia Alexopoulou; Vassilios E Nikolaou; Irene Panagiotou; Panagiotis Argyriou; Efstathios Efstathopoulos; Dimitrios A Kelekis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:    2004 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-08     Completed Date:  2004-09-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1168-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Radiology, Athens University, Medical School Eugenidion Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / complications,  virology
Hemangioma, Cavernous / complications*
Hepatic Veins / surgery
Hepatitis C, Chronic / complications
Liver Cirrhosis / complications,  virology
Mesenteric Veins / surgery
Portal Vein* / radiography
Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic* / methods
Vascular Diseases / etiology*,  surgery*

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