TIPS Procedure Techniques: East vs. West
with Dr. Peter Bream and Dr. Peder Horner
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2019, June 16). Ep. 44 – TIPS Procedure Techniques: East vs. West [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from
East Coast "McBreamy" and "Western Peder" discuss their Colapinto vs. Uchida needle preference, advantages of the ICE catheter, and other great pearls and pitfalls for the TIPS Procedure. Special thanks to our sponsor RADPAD® Radiation Protection. Protect yourself and your patients during those lengthy TIPS cases.
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Dr. Peter Bream
Dr. Peter Bream is a practicing interventional radiologist and professor with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
Dr. Peder Horner
Dr. Peder Horner is a practicing interventional radiologist in the Denver, CO area.
Dr. Michael Barraza
Host Dr. Michael Barraza is a practicing interventional radiologist (and all around great guy) with Radiology Associates in Baton Rouge, LA.
You're flushing it. You've made your pass, you think you're in the portal vein, before you hook up the contrast and try and aspirate, you just take some saline. If you do contrast, you start getting blobs of contrast everywhere. You just do saline, just make sure you can flush forward just a little bit with saline, and then hook up your 10 cc contract syringe and start backing up while you're aspirating.
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