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Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic
Tree Number(s)
E04.035.760.795
E04.100.814.868.937.830
Unique ID
D019168
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019168
Scope Note
A type of surgical portasystemic shunt to reduce portal hypertension with associated complications of esophageal varices and ascites. It is performed percutaneously through the jugular vein and involves the creation of an intrahepatic shunt between the hepatic vein and portal vein. The channel is maintained by a metallic stent. The procedure can be performed in patients who have failed sclerotherapy and is an additional option to the surgical techniques of portocaval, mesocaval, and splenorenal shunts. It takes one to three hours to perform. (JAMA 1995;273(23):1824-30)
Entry Term(s)
Portosystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic
Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic Portasystemic
Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic
TIPS
TIPSS
Transjugular Intrahepatic Portasystemic Shunt
NLM Classification #
WI 720
Previous Indexing
Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical (1987-1996)
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/20
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic Preferred
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