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Clinical manifestations of portal hypertension.
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PMID:  23024865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The portal hypertension is responsible for many of the manifestations of liver cirrhosis. Some of these complications are the direct consequences of portal hypertension, such as gastrointestinal bleeding from ruptured gastroesophageal varices and from portal hypertensive gastropathy and colopathy, ascites and hepatorenal syndrome, and hypersplenism. In other complications, portal hypertension plays a key role, although it is not the only pathophysiological factor in their development. These include spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatic encephalopathy, cirrhotic cardiomyopathy, hepatopulmonary syndrome, and portopulmonary hypertension.
Authors:
Said A Al-Busafi; Julia McNabb-Baltar; Amanda Farag; Nir Hilzenrat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of hepatology     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-3456     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Hepatol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101564967     Medline TA:  Int J Hepatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203794     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 35, 123 Muscat, Oman ; Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1A1.
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