Portal Hypertension and Related Complications

Diagnosis and Management

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Abstract

Portal hypertension is a major complication of cirrhosis, and its consequences, including ascites, esophageal varices, hepatic encephalopathy, and hepatorenal syndrome, lead to substantial morbidity and mortality. The past several decades have seen major improvements in the clinical management of complications of portal hypertension, resulting in substantial gains in patient outcomes. However, important challenges remain. This review focuses on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of portal hypertension and discusses general approaches in the management of patients with ascites as a result of portal hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)714-726
Number of pages13
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume94
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

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Portal Hypertension
Ascites
Hepatorenal Syndrome
Hepatic Encephalopathy
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Fibrosis
Morbidity
Mortality

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Portal Hypertension and Related Complications : Diagnosis and Management. / Simonetto, Douglas; Liu, Mengfei; Kamath, Patrick Sequeira.

In: Mayo Clinic proceedings, Vol. 94, No. 4, 01.04.2019, p. 714-726.

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