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The role of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Stent-Shunt (TIPSS) in the management of variceal hemorrhage.

Authors
  • Corbett, Chris
  • Mangat, Kamarjit
  • Olliff, Simon
  • Tripathi, Dhiraj
Type
Published Article
Journal
Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2012
Volume
32
Issue
10
Pages
1493–1504
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1478-3231.2012.02861.x
PMID: 22928699
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

TIPSS can reduce failure to control bleeding and rebleeding as well as mortality with no increase in the risk of hepatic encephalopathy.This needs to be confirmed in further trials. However, it is clear that prevention of rebleeding is the key to improved outcomes following a variceal bleed.

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