Published online Sep 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i33.11835
Revised: May 19, 2014
Accepted: June 13, 2014
Published online: September 7, 2014
Core tip: We retrospectively reviewed 10 patients treated in our institution who underwent a second parallel transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) to reduce portal venous pressure and portosystemic pressure gradient to an acceptable level and control the complications of portal hypertension. We also present our experience evaluating the feasibility and safety of this technique. Parallel TIPS is an effective approach for controlling portal hypertension complications.