portal hypertension


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portal hypertension

[′pȯrd·əl ‚hī·pər′ten·shən]
(medicine)
Portal venous pressure in excess of 20 mmHg (2666 pascals), resulting from intrahepatic or extrahepatic portal venous compression or occlusion.
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The evaluation of portal hypertension includes, as previously suggested [1], the assessment of the pathogenic factors and of the clinical complications of portal hypertension.
The features of portal hypertension in the small intestine vary from normal mucosa to bleeding ectopic varices that can lead to death.
We used the change in relative liver enhancement (RLE) derived from GA-MRI in the HBP and the change in splenic volume (SV) as potential indicators of regression of hepatic fibrosis and inflammation [16] and improvement of portal hypertension, respectively [17, 18].
Among 223 patients, 203 (91%) patients had liver cirrhosis, 129 (57.8%) patients were complicated with portal hypertension, and 105 (47.1%) patients had hepatic carcinoma.
Taken together, in the setting of normal right heart pressures and a possible diagnosis of NRH, the patient could have portal hypertension due to a presinusoidal obstruction.
Ballardie, "IgA nephropathy in non-cirrhotic portal hypertension," Gut, vol.
Because portal hypertension is the driving force responsible for the bleeding, it is wise to consider decompressing the portal venous system using TIPS, assuming that pre- and postsinusoidal causes of portal hypertension have been ruled out.
Hepatic diseases that induce portal hypertension such as liver cirrhosis, NASH, and chronic hepatitis can contribute to varicosities formation [10].
In this study, we found that the commonest cause of upper GI bleeding was portal hypertension (68.57%), followed by erosive gastritis (12.85%) and peptic ulcer disease (5%).
Identifying reliable noninvasive markers of portal hypertension would improve clinical ability to determine disease status and monitor fibrosis progression with reduced risk compared with HVPG measurements.
Arhan et al., "Report of 24 left-sided portal hypertension cases: a single-center prospective cohort study," Digestive Diseases and Sciences, vol.