TITLE

TRANSJUGULAR INTRAHEPATIC PORTOSYSTEMIC SHUNTING (TIPSS): ELEVEN YEAR EXPERIENCE AT A REGIONAL REFERRAL CENTRE

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA91
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting (TIPSS). Since 1988, TIPSS has been widely promoted as a treatment for uncontrolled variceal bleeding and refractory ascites. The study presents an 11 year review of TIPSS in a tertiary referral centre. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to study the efficacy of TIPSS and to took at five year survival of all patients who underwent TIPSS between 1992 and 2002. TIPSS is effective in controlling variceal bleeding. Multiorgan failure is the most common cause of death in this mainly alcohol related patient group. Mortality rates remain high in Child C patients.
ACCESSION #
13219169

 

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