Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 43, Issue 9, pp 1218–1220 | Cite as

Creation of a percutaneous mesocaval shunt to control variceal bleeding in a child

  • Colin Burke
  • Andrew G. Taylor
  • Ernest J. Ring
  • Robert K. KerlanJr.
Case Report


Although transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement is the standard procedure for the treatment of portal hypertension, it is often impossible to perform in patients with extrahepatic portal vein occlusion. In these patients, options for decompressing the liver are few. In this report, we present a novel solution for managing gastro-esophageal hemorrhage in a child with portal hypertension and extrahepatic portal vein occlusion, through the creation of a percutaneous mesocaval shunt.


Portal hypertension Percutaneous Shunt Mesocaval Child 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin Burke
    • 1
  • Andrew G. Taylor
    • 2
  • Ernest J. Ring
    • 2
  • Robert K. KerlanJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology & Biomedical ImagingUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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