Case Report

Radiodermatitis After Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt

Authors: MARK A. KNAUTZ MD, DONALD C. ABELE MD, TERRY L. REYNOLDS MD

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a recently introduced angiographic technique for achieving portal decompression. New invasive radiographic procedures such as TIPS can result in radiation exposure equal to that received by patients during radiation therapy. With these high doses of radiation, patients are at increased risk for radiodermatitis and long-term sequelae, such as scarring and carcinoma. Ours is the first reported case of radiodermatitis after TIPS.

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