Re-establishing the patency of the hepatic vein and the portosystemic shunt 10 years after the TIPS procedure: a clinical case
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt is one of the few available options for treating complications of portal hypertension in patients with chronic diffuse liver diseases. Over time, shunt patency can become compromised, causing a recurrence of such complications. The clinical case presented below demonstrates the potential of TIPS and illustrates the use of an endovascular reintervention for re-establishing shunt patency, which improves the life expectancy of patients, as well as their quality of life.
Keywords: liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, dysfunction, reintervention