Comparative results of Doppler sonography after TIPS using covered and bare stents

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Apr;186(4):1138-43. doi: 10.2214/AJR.04.1831.


Objective: Our purpose was to evaluate the role of sonography in the early follow-up of patients with a covered transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS).

Conclusion: Routine baseline Doppler sonography should occur 7-14 days after shunt placement unless malfunction or procedural complications are suspected.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Stents*
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler*