Portal hypertension

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Portal hypertension is elevated blood pressure in the portal circulation.

General

  • Clinical diagnosis.
    • Can be demonstrated by liver wedge pressure - normal is 1-4 mmHg.[1]

Associations

Liver cirrhosis:

Not associated with cirrhosis:

See also

References

  1. Bion, E.; Brenard, R.; Pariente, EA.; Lebrec, D.; Degott, C.; Maitre, F.; Benhamou, JP. (Feb 1991). "Sinusoidal portal hypertension in hepatic amyloidosis.". Gut 32 (2): 227-30. PMC 1378815. PMID 1864548. //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1378815/.
  2. Shudo, R.; Yazaki, Y.; Sakurai, S.; Uenishi, H.; Yamada, H.; Sugawara, K. (Apr 2002). "Duodenal erosions, a common and distinctive feature of portal hypertensive duodenopathy.". Am J Gastroenterol 97 (4): 867-73. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2002.05602.x. PMID 12003421.