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A novel endovascular adjustable polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent for the management of hepatic encephalopathy after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17446548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is frequently complicated by hepatic encephalopathy. When medical therapy fails, TIPS narrowing and resultant increase in the portosystemic pressure gradient and blood flow to the liver is performed in order to reverse the encephalopathy. We present a method for reducing the TIPS using a polytetrafluoroethylene-covered balloon expandable stent placed over a self-expanding stent. This results in a narrowed TIPS that not only rapidly increases the portosystemic gradient but also can be adjusted by dilating the balloon expandable stent. This method was successful in narrowing the patient's TIPS, acutely increasing the portosystemic gradient and reversing the hepatic encephalopathy.
Joshua L Weintraub; David G Mobley; Michael E Weiss; Eli Swanson; Nishita Kothary
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1051-0443     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-20     Completed Date:  2007-06-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  563-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon*
Fatal Outcome
Hepatic Encephalopathy / etiology,  physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy*
Hypertension, Portal / physiopathology,  surgery*
Liver Circulation
Portal Pressure
Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic / adverse effects*
Prosthesis Design
Retrospective Studies
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