TITLE

TRANSJUGULAR INTRAHEPATIC PORTOSYSTEMIC SHUNT (TIPSS) IN THE TREATMENT OF ECTOPIC VARICEAL BLEEDING

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA90
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study of the use of transjugular intrahepatic protosystemic shunt (TIPSS) in the treatment of ectopic variceal bleeding. Bleeding from ectopic (rectal and stomal) varices is a well recognised complication of portal hypertension. There are few data in the literature on managing such problems and the optimal treatment for rectal varices has yet to be established. TIPSS has been used in the treatment of ectopic varices. It can be used effectively to treat ectopic variceal bleeding. In this small series, patients with Child's grade A liver disease appear to do well with TIPSS. Those with advanced liver disease (Child's B and C) have a uniformly poor outcome, particularly when associated with renal impairment.
ACCESSION #
13219168

 

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