[Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)].Minerva Chir. 1994 Oct; 49(10 Suppl 1):63-8.MC
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic (TIPS) is radiological technique that has opened up new therapeutic horizons in the treatment of portal hypertension. Technically, the procedure includes catheterizing of the suprahepatic veins, prevalently right or middle, by means of transjugular access, and the creation of an intrahepatic path with the main portal branch. Later dilatation of the path by angioplasty and the application of a metallic stent at the site of the shunt complete the operation. Personal experience of 43 TIPS in 42 patients with a follow-up of 24 months is reported.