Post written by Ping Li, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Beijing Ditan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
We employed a new method to obstruct severely isolated gastric varices with a massive spleno-renal shunt and to reduce embolic risk. This novel method did not only successfully prevent recurrent hemorrhage but also reduced the amount of cyanoacrylate to avoid fatal embolism. Additionally, this method was associated with low costs. Moreover, for our new method strict patient selection is not needed, and radioactive damage to operators can be avoided compared with TIPS and BRTO. We can modify this new method further to operate easier.
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