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Title: Endovascular shunt reduction in the management of transjugular portosystemic shunt-induced hepatic encephalopathy: preliminary experience with reduction stents and stent-grafts
Authors: Maleux, Geert ×
Verslype, Chris
Heye, Sam
Wilms, Guy
Marchal, Guy
Nevens, Frederik #
Issue Date: Mar-2007
Publisher: American Roentgen Ray Society
Series Title: American Journal of Roentgenology vol:188 issue:3 pages:659-664
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the safety, feasibility, and midterm clinical outcome of the use of three types of reduction stents inserted to manage transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)-induced hepatic encephalopathy refractory to medical treatment. CONCLUSION: The use of a covered reduction stent-graft results in a greater increase in portosystemic gradient immediately after reduction than does use of a bare reduction stent. Relief of TIPS-induced hepatic encephalopathy tends to be greater in patients with reduction stent-grafts than in those with bare reduction stents.
ISSN: 0361-803X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hepatology
Radiology
Translational MRI (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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