Current Staging and Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Varices

Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu, Patrick Sequeira 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 2010

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Varicose Veins
Portal Hypertension
Western World
Liver
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Pressure

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Esophageal varices
  • Gastric varices
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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Current Staging and Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Varices. / Coelho-Prabhu, Nayantara; Kamath, Patrick Sequeira.

In: Clinics in Liver Disease, Vol. 14, No. 2, 05.2010, p. 195-208.

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