Indications for TIPS

Indications for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)

• Uncontrollable variceal hemorrhage

• Acute or prior variceal bleeding not controlled with initial or continued endoscopic therapy

Refractory ascites

• Prophylaxis against recurrent variceal bleeding in high-risk patients

• Portal hypertensive gastropathy

• Hepatic hydrothorax

• Budd-Chiari syndrome or other venoocclusive diseases

• Hepatorenal syndrome

• Hepatopulmonary syndrome

• Decompression of portosystemic collaterals prior to abdominal surgeries


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