The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure is an effective intervention for patients with bleeding esophageal varices. Potential complications are numerous but rarely serious. A case of hemopericardium, cardiac tamponade, and death caused by perforation of the right atrium and aorta by a stent after embolization from the liver during stent placement is reported.
- Esophagus, interventional procedure
- Esophagus, varices
- Shunts, portosystemic
- Stents and prostheses
- Surgery, complications
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging