Sequential treatment of hepatorenal syndrome and posthepatic cirrhosis by intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPSS) and liver transplantation

Hepatogastroenterology. Nov-Dec 1995;42(6):985-7.


The results of liver transplantation are compromised in cirrhotic patients presenting with renal insufficiency from hepatorenal syndrome. A case of cirrhosis and hepatorenal syndrome, treated sequentially with transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic stent shunting (TIPSS) and liver transplantation, is discussed. TIPSS may be useful for correcting renal dysfunction and/or hepatorenal syndrome in end-stage cirrhotics, thus permitting subsequent elective liver transplantation under good conditions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome / epidemiology
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis / epidemiology
  • Liver Cirrhosis / surgery*
  • Liver Transplantation*
  • Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical*
  • Risk Factors