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Title: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: a case report.
Authors: Goh, P.S. 
Tan, L. 
Guan, R. 
Issue Date: Oct-1993
Citation: Goh, P.S., Tan, L., Guan, R. (1993-10). Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: a case report.. Singapore Medical Journal 34 (5) : 453-455. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Of the various methods currently available to manage potentially life threatening bleeding from oesophagogastric varices, surgical portosystemic shunts are recognised to have the lowest incidence of rebleeding though surgery is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Recently, a promising non-surgical technique has been developed to create an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt via a percutaneous transjugular route. This paper presents a case report of this region's first transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure and briefly reviews the development and preliminary results of this technique.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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