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Key Words: transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), portal hypertension, cardiac tamponade
NEW YORK -- Placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt may be lifesaving--at least in the short term--for patients with recurrent gastroesophageal variceal bleeding associated with cirrhosis, Dr.
Head procedures generally included transjugular procedures such as transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placements, inferior vena cava filter placements, and transjugular liver biopsies.
Other potential options include repeated large-volume paracentesis, placement of a peritoneovenous shunt or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.