ImmunoSensation - the immune sensory system

PLoS Negl Trop Dis . 2021 Dec 21

TIPS and splenorenal shunt for complications of portal hypertension in chronic hepatosplenic schistosomiasis-A case series and review of the literature

Tamara Nordmann, Stefan Schlabe, Torsten Feldt, Federico Gobbi, Andreas Krieg, Johannes G Bode, Andre Fuchs, Christian Kraef, Michael Praktiknjo, Jonel Trebicka, Michael Ramharter, Marylyn M Addo, Christian Strassburg, Ansgar W Lohse, Tom Luedde, Stefan Schmiedel, Hans Martin Orth

Background: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and shunt surgery are established treatment options for portal hypertension, but have not been systematically evaluated in patients with portal hypertension due to hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS), one of the neglected tropical diseases with major impact on morbidity and mortality in endemic areas.

PMID: 34932562