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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: Quiz

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Question 1: ________ measurements in the portal vein and inferior vena cava are often done.
PressurePressure measurementForceTemperature

Question 2: TIPS has shown some promise for patients with ________.
Hepatorenal syndromeHepatitisCirrhosisAcute liver failure

Question 3: A schematic representation of a TIPS - ________.
University of MichiganMichigan State UniversityWayne State UniversityOhio State University

Question 4: A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (commonly abbreviated as TIPS or TIPSS) is an artificial channel in the liver from the portal vein to a hepatic vein (for ________).
Red blood cellPlateletBlood plasmaBlood

Question 5: It is used to treat portal hypertension (which often is due to scarring of the liver (liver cirrhosis)) which frequently leads to intestinal bleeding (esophageal varices) or the buildup of fluid within the abdomen (________).
Gastrointestinal bleedingHaemobiliaAscitesHemoperitoneum

Question 6: It is created endovascularly (via the blood vessels) by ________ via the jugular vein.
MedicinePhysicianPediatricsMedical school







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