This report describes the use of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in a cirrhotic patient with early gastric cancer, presenting with gastroesophageal varices and severe hypertensive gastropathy, in order to perform an endoscopic mucosal resection. The patient first underwent a TIPS to reduce the hypertensive gastropathy and thereafter was successfully treated by an endoscopic mucosal resection. Owing to the high operative risk, the treatment of gastric cancer in cirrhotic patients needs to be individualized. New procedures such as TIPS and an endoscopic mucosal resection may be useful in selected high-risk patients.
- Early gastric cancer
- Endoscopic mucosal resection
- Liver cirrhosis
- Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
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