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The conundrum of covered versus bare stents for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: should we adopt the parachute approach?

Authors: Giulia Magini, Roberto Agazzi, Stefano Fagiuoli

Abstract

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) are now routinely utilized for the treatment of the complications of cirrhosis-related portal hypertension: indeed TIPS has now a clear indication for active bleeding or to prevent rebleeding after failure of combined medical/endoscopic procedures; it is also indicated for refractory ascites and, at some extent in refractory hydrothorax in cirrhotic patients and type II hepatorenal syndrome.

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