Portal hypertension

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Portal hypertension

Portal hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in branches of the portal vein, the large vein that brings blood from the intestine to the liver. Portal hypertension itself does not cause symptoms, but complications from the condition can lead to an enlarged abdomen, abdominal discomfort, confusion, drowsiness and internal bleeding. It may be caused by a variety of conditions, but cirrhosis is the most common cause in Western countries. Treatment is generally directed toward the cause of the condition, although emergency treatment is sometimes needed for serious complications.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Portal hypertension" returned 615 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Laparoscopic distal splenoadrenal shunt for the treatment of portal hypertension in children with congenital hepatic fibrosis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Jin-Shan Zhang, Wei Cheng, Long Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(3):e5843.

 

The distal splenorenal shunt is an effective procedure for the treatment of portal hypertension in children. However, there has been no report about laparoscopic distal splenorenal shunt in the treatment of portal hypertension in children.

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2017

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Outcomes of partial splenic embolization in patients with massive splenomegaly due to idiopathic portal hypertension.
 

Author(s): Omer Ozturk, Gonca Eldem, Bora Peynircioglu, Taylan Kav, Aysegul Görmez, Barbaros Erhan Cil, Ferhun Balkancı, Cenk Sokmensuer, Yusuf Bayraktar

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2016 Nov;22(43):9623-9630.

 

To determine the outcomes of partial splenic embolization (PSE) for massive splenomegaly due to idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH).

Last Updated: 6 Dec 2016

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Systemic mastocytosis: A rare cause of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension.
 

Author(s): Cláudio Martins, Cristina Teixeira, Suzane Ribeiro, Daniel Trabulo, Cláudia Cardoso, João Mangualde, Ricardo Freire, Élia Gamito, Ana Luísa Alves, Isabelle Cremers, Cecília Alves, Anabela Neves, Ana Paula Oliveira

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2016 Jul;22(28):6559-64.

 

Mastocytosis is a clonal neoplastic disorder of the mast cells (MC) that can be limited to the skin (cutaneous mastocytosis) or involve one or more extracutaneous organs (systemic mastocytosis). The clinical manifestations of mastocytosis are heterogeneous ranging from indolent disease ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2016

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The terms "Portal hypertension" returned 119 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Case report and systematic literature review of a novel etiology of sinistral portal hypertension presenting with UGI bleeding: Left gastric artery pseudoaneurysm compressing the splenic vein treated by embolization of the pseudoaneurysm.
 

Author(s): Seifeldin Hakim, Jared Bortman, Molly Orosey, Mitchell S Cappell

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(13):e6413.

 

A novel case is reported of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding from sinistral portal hypertension, caused by a left gastric artery (LGA) pseudoaneurysm (PA) compressing the splenic vein (SV) that was successfully treated with PA embolization.

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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Transient elastography versus hepatic venous pressure gradient for diagnosing portal hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Gaeun Kim, Moon Young Kim, Soon Koo Baik

Journal: Clin Mol Hepatol. 2017 Mar;23(1):34-41.

 

Transient elastography (TE) has been proposed as a promising noninvasive alternative to hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) for detecting portal hypertension (PH). However, previous studies have yielded conflicting results. We gathered evidence from literature on the clinical ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2017

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Angiogenesis and portal-systemic collaterals in portal hypertension.
 

Author(s): Juan Cristóbal Gana, Carolina A Serrano, Simon C Ling

Journal: Ann Hepatol. ;15(3):303-13.

 

In patients with advanced liver disease with portal hypertension, portal-systemic collaterals contribute to circulatory disturbance, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hepatic encephalopathy, ascites, hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension. Angiogenesis has a pivotal role ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2016

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Treatment of Low-grade Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension Due to Hepatitis B Virus With Fuzheng Huayu and Entecavir
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Portal Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016

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Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016

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Utility of EUS-elastography to Predict Portal Hypertension
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Portal Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 13 May 2017

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