Table 1: Demographic and clinical characteristics of the patiens.

TIPS ( )ET ( )

Sex ( )
 Male 4535
 Female 2521
Mean age ± SD53.56 ± 11.657.57 ± 11.7
Etiology of liver cirrhosis ( )
 Alcohol49 (70%)38 (67.9%)
 Postinflammatory21 (30%)18 (32.1%)
Child class ( ) (mean ± SD)
 A15 (21.4%)8 (14.3%)
 B41 (58.6%)31 (55.4%)
 C14 (20%)17 (30.4%)
Child score (mean ± SD)8.68 ± 1.98.43 ± 1.7
Bleedings per patient (mean ± SD)3.46 ± 1.13.36 ± 1.1
Encephalopathy ( )18 (25.7%)17 (30.4%)
Ascites ( )39 (55.7%)36 (64.3%)
Site of bleeding ( )
 Oesophagus46 (65.7%)41 (73.2%)
 Gastric7 (10%)6 (10.7%)
 Oesophagus/gastric17 (24.3%)9 (16.1%)