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Creation of a percutaneous mesocaval shunt to control variceal bleeding in a child

Authors
  • Burke, Colin1
  • Taylor, Andrew G.2
  • Ring, Ernest J.2
  • Kerlan, Robert K. Jr.2
  • 1 University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA , Miami (United States)
  • 2 University of California, San Francisco, Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, 505 Parnassus Ave., Rm. M-361, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0628, USA , San Francisco (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric Radiology
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Feb 28, 2013
Volume
43
Issue
9
Pages
1218–1220
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00247-013-2643-z
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Although transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement is the standard procedure for the treatment of portal hypertension, it is often impossible to perform in patients with extrahepatic portal vein occlusion. In these patients, options for decompressing the liver are few. In this report, we present a novel solution for managing gastro-esophageal hemorrhage in a child with portal hypertension and extrahepatic portal vein occlusion, through the creation of a percutaneous mesocaval shunt.

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