Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt for Refractory Ascites: An Analysis of the Literature on Efficacy, Morbidity, and Mortality Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ascites
  • Cause of Death
  • Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic

abstract

  • TIPS is effective in eliminating ascites or substantially reducing ascites in cases refractory to medical therapy. Renal insufficiency, refractory encephalopathy, and hyperbilirubinemia were consistently associated with mortality after TIPS. In individuals with risk factors for mortality, alternative strategies should be recommended.

publication date

  • November 2003

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2003.08664.x

PubMed ID

  • 14638358

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2521

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 98

number

  • 11