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Evaluation of patients with portal hypertension.
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PMID:  9395745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with suspected portal hypertension must first be evaluated by physical examination, upper digestive endoscopy and ultrasonography with Doppler. Moreover, the evaluation of patients with portal hypertension depends on the cause of portal hypertension, the presence of complications and the specific treatment considered. Haemodynamic assessment with measurement of the hepatic venous pressure gradient is useful in confirming the origin of portal hypertension. This technique is the 'gold-standard' for evaluating haemodynamic treatments. Splanchnic and systemic circulation must also be measured. Quantitative evaluation of the splanchnic territory by Doppler sonography and other non-invasive investigations, may be performed. Further clinical studies are, however, needed to determine their interest in portal hypertension.
D Lebrec; P Sogni; V Vilgrain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Baillière's clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0950-3528     ISO Abbreviation:  Baillieres Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-23     Completed Date:  1997-12-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704786     Medline TA:  Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Splanchnic Haemodynamic and Vascular Biology Laboratory, INSERM U-24, Hôpital Beaujon, Clichy, France.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Hypertension, Portal / diagnosis*,  etiology,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Portal Vein / ultrasonography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ultrasonography, Doppler

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