Infarction and laceration of liver parenchyma caused by wedged CO2 venography before TIPS insertion
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We describe the fatal outcome of an elective TIPS procedure performed in a 43-year-old man with alcoholic cirrhosis. Wedged hepatic venography with CO2 was the reason for infarction and laceration of liver parenchyma resulting in a subcapsular hematoma and subsequent intra-abdominal bleeding. This is the first report of this complication after the use of CO2 in a cirrhotic patient.
Key wordsWedged venography, complications TIPS, complications Liver, injuries Shunts, portosystemic
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