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Radiologia Brasileira

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MACHADO, Márcio Martins et al. Ultrasonographic Doppler evaluation of TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt). Radiol Bras [online]. 2004, vol.37, n.2, pp.125-128. ISSN 1678-7099.

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) are the most recent and popular technique for the relief of symptomatic portal hypertension, particularly in patients with varices and gastrointestinal bleeding and less often in patients with refractory ascites. TIPS may be complicated by stenosis or occlusion of the stent. Sonography with Doppler provides a noninvasive method for monitoring patients with TIPS. The authors report the recent sonographic and Doppler findings in patients with normal functioning TIPS and patients with stenosis or occlusion of TIPS.

Keywords : Liver; Portal hypertension; Cirrhosis; Liver transplantation; Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.

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