Semin intervent Radiol 2015; 32(02): 123-132
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1549376
Review Article
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Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Complications: Prevention and Management

Paul V. Suhocki
1   Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
,
Matthew P. Lungren
2   Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California
,
Baljendra Kapoor
3   Section of Interventional Radiology, Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
,
Charles Y. Kim
1   Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
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Publication Date:
28 May 2015 (online)

Abstract

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) insertion has been well established as an effective treatment in the management of sequelae of portal hypertension. There are a wide variety of complications that can be encountered, such as hemorrhage, encephalopathy, TIPS dysfunction, and liver failure. This review article summarizes various approaches to preventing and managing these complications.