This report describes the use of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in a cirrhotic patient with early gastric cancer, presenting with gastroesophageal varices and severe hypertensive gastropathy, in order to perform an endoscopic mucosal resection. The patient first underwent a TIPS to reduce the hypertensive gastropathy and thereafter was successfully treated by an endoscopic mucosal resection. Owing to the high operative risk, the treatment of gastric cancer in cirrhotic patients needs to be individualized. New procedures such as TIPS and an endoscopic mucosal resection may be useful in selected high-risk patients.

TIPS allowing for an endoscopic mucosal resection of early gastric cancer in a cirrhotic patient with severe hypertensive gastropathy: report of a case.

GUGLIELMI, Alfredo;
1999

Abstract

This report describes the use of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in a cirrhotic patient with early gastric cancer, presenting with gastroesophageal varices and severe hypertensive gastropathy, in order to perform an endoscopic mucosal resection. The patient first underwent a TIPS to reduce the hypertensive gastropathy and thereafter was successfully treated by an endoscopic mucosal resection. Owing to the high operative risk, the treatment of gastric cancer in cirrhotic patients needs to be individualized. New procedures such as TIPS and an endoscopic mucosal resection may be useful in selected high-risk patients.
Endoscopy, Esophageal and Gastric Varices; etiology, Gastric Mucosa; surgery, Humans, Hypertension; Portal; complications/prevention /&/ control, Liver Cirrhosis; complications, Male, Middle Aged, Portasystemic Shunt; Transjugular Intrahepatic, Stomach Diseases; etiology, Stomach Neoplasms; surgery
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