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

J Lerut, P Goffette, P F Laterre, M Donataccio, M S Reynaert, J B Otte
Hepato-gastroenterology 1995, 42 (6): 985-7
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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.

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