A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS or TIPSS) is an artificial channel within the liver connecting the portal vein with the hepatic vein, allowing (a proportion of) blood draining from the bowel to bypass the liver's portal venous circulation.

TIPS is used to treat portal hypertension and is a life-saving procedure in oesophageal/gastric variceal bleeding.

Radiopaedia - TIPS

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