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A new stent-graft for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts.
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PMID:  11675307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPSS) has become an effective method of treatment for the complications of portal hypertension, however shunt dysfunction is common. Covered stent-grafts have been tested in animal models, and customized or "home-made" devices have been deployed in several institutions. We report the use of a new commercially available TIPSS stent-graft in six patients undergoing primary shunting as well as two cases of revision or secondary TIPSS. The device has proved relatively easy to handle and appears to have the technical features likely to improve primary patency. Further follow-up is required to properly assess shunt patency and re-intervention rates.
J D Rose; S Pimpalwar; R W Jackson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0007-1285     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-24     Completed Date:  2001-12-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  908-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / surgery*
Equipment Failure
Esophageal and Gastric Varices / complications*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / surgery*
Middle Aged
Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic / instrumentation*

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