Outcomes of TIPS for treatment of gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage

Ahmad Parvinian, Ron C. Gaba

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Abstract

Variceal hemorrhage is a life-threatening complication of cirrhosis that requires a multidisciplinary approach to management. The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure is a minimally invasive image-guided intervention used for secondary prevention of bleeding and as salvage therapy in acute hemorrhage. This review focuses on the role of TIPS in the setting of variceal hemorrhage, with emphasis on the pathophysiology and conventional management of variceal hemorrhage, current and emerging indications for TIPS creation, TIPS clinical outcomes, and the role of adjuvant embolotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-257
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • embolotherapy
  • gastroesophageal varices
  • hemorrhage
  • interventional radiology
  • transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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