Portal venous interventions comprise a large portion of many Interventional Radiology practices today, and remain some of the more technically challenging cases in one's repertoire of procedures. The patients upon whom these procedures are performed are often critically ill, have decompensated disease, or are burdened with comorbid conditions such that they are poor surgical candidates. This leaves them with few options outside the care of Interventional Radiology. Some portal venous interventions, such as transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, have an established history of excellent clinical success with numerous technical advancements over the years helping to improve outcomes. Others, like balloon occlusion sclerotherapy or portal venous recanalization, are less well established but are nonetheless invaluable in the treatment of portal venous diseases. The goal of this article is to help dispel some of the anxiety experienced by individuals performing the three main procedures of the portal venous system, namely transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, balloon-occlusion retrograde transvenous obliteration, and portal vein embolization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology|
|State||Published - Dec 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine