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Table 2 Comparison between studied groups regarding indication of TIPS

From: The association between character of portal blood flow and post-TIPS incidence of hepatic encephalopathy

IndicationHepatofugal group (n = 19)Hepatopetal group (n = 31)χ2 testP value
Refractory ascites1473.71858.12.0020.57
Refractory pleural effusion315.8722.6
Refractory bleeding varices210.5412.9
Hepatorenal syndrome00.026.5
  1. TIPS transjagular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts