|Authors||Kaufman L, Itkin M, Furth EE, Stewart C, Trerotola SO|
|Journal||J Vasc Interv Radiol Volume: 14 Issue: 5 Pages: 635-8|
|Publish Date||2003 May|
A patient developed severe hepatic insufficiency after creation of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, which was treated unsuccessfully with a constrained Wallstent (“reducing stent”). After a failed attempt at occluding the shunt with an occlusion balloon, a detachable balloon was placed at the portal end of the constrained stent. This balloon-modified reducing stent reduced flow while maintaining shunt patency, and the patient’s hepatic insufficiency improved. She went on to undergo successful liver transplantation several months later.