TITLE

A SINGLE CENTRE EXPERIENCE OF PTFE COVERED STENTS: A TIPSS REVOLUTION

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA91
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study of a single centre experience of polytetrauluoroethylene (PTFE) covered stents. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting has improved the management of portal hypertension but shunt insufficiency occurs in up to 50 percent of standard stents within a year. Recent reports suggest that the PTFE covered stents improve both short and long term patency. This large retrospective study examined the impact of covered stents, particularly in shunt insufficiency. It suggests that the PTFE covered stent has an improved primary patency rate in comparison to the standard uncovered stent.
ACCESSION #
13219171

 

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