Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2022 May 12;45(5):542-549. Epub 2022 Jan 12.
Department of Medicine II, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Center University of Freiburg, University of Freiburg, Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
Purpose: This study compares the safety and efficacy of the ePTFE-covered self-expansible nitinol stent (VIATORR® Controlled Expansion, Gore, Flagstaff, USA) with the ePTFE-covered, balloon-expandable, metallic stent (BeGraft peripheral, Bentley, Hechingen, Germany) for the creation of the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS).
Material And Methods: From September 2016 to December 2020, 72 consecutive patients receiving TIPS for acute variceal bleeding (rescue and early TIPS, n = 15) or for prophylaxis of variceal rebleeding (n = 57) were enrolled. The main contraindications were patients with vascular liver disease (portal vein thrombosis and Budd-Chiari syndrome). Read More