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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

Overview

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a procedure that involves inserting a stent (tube) to connect the portal veins to adjacent blood vessels that have lower pressure. This relieves the pressure of blood flowing through the diseased liver and can help stop bleeding and fluid back up.

Review Date 6/1/2006

Updated by: A.D.A.M. Medical Illustration Team