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[Salvage portacaval shunts after failure of intrahepatic shunt].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales de Chirurgie
0003-3944
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
49
Issue
4
Pages
324–326
Identifiers
PMID: 7668796
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Creation of an intrahepatic shunt using a metallic prosthesis introduced via a transjugular approach constitutes an alternative to surgery in the treatment of portal hypertension. Although rare, the specific complications of this technique justify close collaboration between radiologists and surgeons. The authors report two serious complications after failure of intrahepatic shunt, requiring emergency laparotomy.

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