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What does “biliary” mean? “Biliary” refers to the system of ducts that drain bile from the liver to the intestine. Bile is a tacky yellow-green fluid that is made by the liver. It is either temporarily stored in the gallbladder on its way to the intestine, or it passes through the bile ducts directly into […]

What is a TIPS? A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a tract created within the liver using x-ray guidance to connect two veins within the liver. The shunt is kept open by the placement of a small, tubular metal device commonly called a stent. During a TIPS procedure, interventional radiologists use image guidance to […]

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