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Table 1 Clinical and technical data of the patients

From: Parallel transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) for TIPS dysfunction: technical and patency outcome

Parameter  
Age (years) 21.8 ± 7.8
Range 18–43
Gender (n) (%)
 Male 8 (21.6%)
 Female 29 (78.4%)
Child (n)
 A 4 (10.8%)
 B 32 (86.5%)
 C 1 (2.7%)
Indications of TIPS (n) (%)  
 Budd-Chiari syndrome 33 (89.2%)
 Refractory ascites 3 (8.1%)
 Recurrent bleeding 1 (2.7%)
Index TIPS parameters
 Median interval to last occlusion (months) 18
 Number of re-interventions 71
Approach (n) (%)
 Right internal jugular vein 34 (91.9%)
 Left internal jugular vein 3 (8.1%)
Puncture entry
 Trans-caval puncture 34 (91.9%)
 Hepatic vein puncture 3 (8.1%)
Portal entry
 Left PV 22 (59.5%)
 Neck of the PV 13 (35.1%)
 Right PV 2 (5.4%)
No. of stents
 Two telescoping stents 34 (91.9%)
 One stent 3 (8.1%)
Number of trial to reach PV (M ± SD) 11 ± 4
PSG (mmHg) before PS insertion (M ± SD) 32.5 ± 8.1
PSG (mmHg) after PS insertion (M ± SD) 8.9 ± 2.3