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Current staging and diagnosis of gastroesophageal varices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20682229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu; Patrick S Kamath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in liver disease     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1557-8224     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Liver Dis     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-04     Completed Date:  2010-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9710002     Medline TA:  Clin Liver Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-208     Citation Subset:  IM    
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2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Imaging / methods*
Diagnostic Techniques, Digestive System*
Esophageal and Gastric Varices* / classification,  diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology
Hypertension, Portal / etiology,  physiopathology
Liver / blood supply
Liver Cirrhosis / complications,  physiopathology

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