Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt complications: prevention and management

Semin Intervent Radiol. 2015 Jun;32(2):123-32. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1549376.


Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) insertion has been well established as an effective treatment in the management of sequelae of portal hypertension. There are a wide variety of complications that can be encountered, such as hemorrhage, encephalopathy, TIPS dysfunction, and liver failure. This review article summarizes various approaches to preventing and managing these complications.

Keywords: complications; encephalopathy; interventional radiology; portal hypertension; transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.

Publication types

  • Review