Color Doppler-US guidance in transjugular placement of intrahepatic portosystemic shunts
Longo JM, Bilbao JI, Rousseau HP, Joffre FG, Vinel JP, García-Villarreal L, Sangro B.
Department of Radiology, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
Percutaneous placement of portosystemic shunts requires access to the portal system from a transjugular approach. Color Doppler sonography was used to direct the transjugular puncture in intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedures in four patients.
In each case, the technique allowed quick, safe transjugular puncture of the portal vein and close real-time monitoring of the procedure.
CITATION Radiology. 1992 Jul;184(1):281-4