Current Staging and Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Varices

Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu, Patrick S. Kamath

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Abstract

Portal hypertension is defined as an increase in hepatic sinusoidal pressure to 6 mm Hg or higher. Cirrhosis is the most common cause of portal hypertension in the western world and results from increased resistance to blood flow at the hepatic sinusoidal level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-208
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in liver disease
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Esophageal varices
  • Gastric varices
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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