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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt or (TIPS) is a procedure in which a shunt is placed between the portal vein and the hepatic vein. TIPS is primarily used in individuals who have cirrhosis of the liver. Complications of cirrhosis may result in portal hypertension. There are several types of portosystemic shunts. Two complications of the TIPS procedure include hepatic encephalopathy and/or heart failure.

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