Hemolytic Anemia following Stent-Graft Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation

Semin intervent Radiol 2019; 36: 072-075 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1688418Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation is a minimally invasive technique aimed at managing the complications of portal hypertension. Initially performed in the setting of variceal bleeding, the role of TIPS has expanded to treatment of medically refractory ascites, portal hypertensive gastropathy, hepatic hydrothorax, Budd-Chiari syndrome, portal vein thrombus, and hepatorenal syndrome. Potential complications from TIPS are well documented, and include hepatic encephalopathy, hepatic failure, and TIPS dysfunction. Hemolytic anemia is a lesser known complication related to TIPS creation. In this article, a case of hemolytic anemia following TIPS creation using a Viatorr stent-graft in described. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
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