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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