Embolization of nonvariceal portosystemic collaterals in transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts
Bilbao JI, Arias M, Longo JM, Alejandre PL, Betés MT, Elizalde AM.
Department of Radiology, Clínica Universitaria, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Avenida Pio XII no. 36, E-31008 Pamplona, Spain.
Percutaneous embolization of large portosystemic collaterals was performed in three patients following placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in order to improve hepatopetal portal flow.
Improved hepatic portal perfusion was achieved in these cases, thereby theoretically reducing the risk of chronic hepatic encephalopathy.
CITATION Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 1997 Mar-Apr;20(2):149-53