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Portal hypertension 

Portal hypertension
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Portal hypertension
Author(s):

Tassos Grammatikopoulos

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198759928.003.0070
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date: 25 May 2020

The chapter on portal hypertension includes the definition and pathophysiology of this condition. It presents the currently accepted classification of varices, the associated clinical features, and subsequently discusses the medical, endoscopic, and surgical management of portal hypertension. Prediction tools are also discussed as well as the management of acute variceal bleeding.

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