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Successful use of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt to control severe refractory oesophageal variceal haemorrhage in a poor risk patient.
  1. I. L. Beales,
  2. J. E. Jackson,
  3. M. Rudolf,
  4. J. Arnold
  1. Department of Medicine, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, Southall, Middlesex, UK.


    This report describes a 44 year old man with a severe gastrointestinal haemorrhage from oesophageal varices. Bleeding could not be controlled with conservative therapy and sclerotherapy. He was successfully treated with a radiologically guided transjugular intrahepatic stent shunt at a time when his condition was too poor to attempt an open surgical procedure.

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