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Endoscopic ultrasonography for the evaluation of portal hypertension.
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PMID:  20682231     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since the 1980s, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has been useful in the evaluation of portal hypertension, either for the diagnostic aspects or for the evaluation of therapy and risk of bleeding. More recently, it has been described as a method for guiding interventions such as variceal injection, portal vein catheterization, or even for creating an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in the animal laboratory. The new generation of radial electronic echoendoscopes is equipped with color Doppler capability, allowing for measurement of any hemodynamic parameter of the portal circulation. This article summarizes the current knowledge on the role of EUS for the evaluation of portal hypertension.
Angels Ginès; Glòria Fernández-Esparrach
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:  221-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Institut de Malalties Digestives i Metabòliques, Hospital Clínic, CIBERehd, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / methods
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy,  ultrasonography*
Hypertension, Portal / complications,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Injections, Intravenous
Liver Circulation / physiology
Portal System / physiology,  surgery
Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical / methods

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