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Table 1 Demographic data of patients in both studied groups

From: Stent patency and outcome of TIPS through the left versus the right portal branches

  TIPS-LPV TIPS-RPV
Clinical characteristics
 Age (years) 46.8 ± 7.3 43.7 ± 8.2
 Range 25–65 22–65
Gender (n)
 Male 38 (70.3%) 40 (71.4%)
 Female 16 (29.6%) 16 (28.6%)
Cirrhosis etiology (n)
 Virus C 28 (51.9%) 32 (57.2%)
 Budd-Chiary 22 (40.7%) 18 (32.1%)
 Virus B 4 (7.4%) 6 (10.7%)
Child (n)
 A 4 (7.4%) 5 (7.6%)
 B 44 (81.4%) 46 (82.1%)
 C 6 (11.2%) 5(11.3%)
Indications of TIPS (n)
 Bleeding with ascites 38 (71.4%) 37 (67.1%)
 Recurrent bleeding without ascites 16 (29.6%) 19 (33.9%)
Liver and renal functions (mean ± SD)
 Bilirubin 1.2 ± 0.22 1.06 ± 0.2
 Albumin 3.27 ± 0.47 3.18.1 ± 0.4
 Serum glutamine transferase 31 ± 6.39 32.51 ± 4.3
 SGPT 30 ± 7.37 32.61 ± 5.1
 Creatinine 1.1 ± 0.6 1.01 ± 0.4
 Urea 41.2 ± 9.2 38.16 ± 6.2