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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is minimally invasive procedure to connect one of the hepatic veins to the portal vein inside the liver. The stent is placed with a catheter and with the aid of a contrast material via access from the jugular vein, which is just above the collarbone.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt:

Non-Surgical Options: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt:

  • Endoscopy to control bleeding varices

Other Surgical Options: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt may include:

  • General anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation

Procedure Complications: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

Possible surgical complications of Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Adverse reaction to contrast material

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good in 90% of surgeries. There is long-term control of bleeding in most cases.

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: Seven to ten days.

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) include:

  • TIPS
  • Bridge to liver transplantation

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