Shear wave elastography prior to transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt may predict the decrease in hepatic vein pressure gradient.


Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany. [Email]


Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a procedure used to treat portal hypertension complications. Our aim was to evaluate liver and spleen stiffness measurement (LSM and SSM, respectively) changes using acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) in comparison to Child-Pugh scores for predicting hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) decreases after TIPS implantation.


ARFI,Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging elastography,Liver stiffness,Spleen stiffness,TIPS,Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt,