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Intrahepatic spontaneous retrograde portal flow in patients with cirrhosis of the liver: reversal by food intake.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11641182     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to assess whether intrahepatic spontaneous retrograde portal flow in patients with cirrhosis of the liver can be reversed to a normal portal venous flow by food intake.
CONCLUSION: Of the 18 cirrhotic patients with intrahepatic spontaneous retrograde portal flow, 16 (89%) showed a marked change in portal flow direction after food intake. This evidence strongly suggests that intrahepatic spontaneous retrograde portal flow may be reversible. Furthermore, this finding implies that regular food intake may be important in the maintenance of effective hepatic blood flow in cirrhotic patients.
H Tochio; M Kudo; S Nishiuma; Y Okabe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  177     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-19     Completed Date:  2001-12-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1109-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Clinical Pathology, Kobe City General Hospital, 4-6, Minatojima-Nakamachi, Chuo-ku Kobe, 650-0046, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity / physiology
Eating / physiology*
Hepatitis B, Chronic / ultrasonography
Hepatitis C, Chronic / ultrasonography
Hypertension, Portal / ultrasonography*
Liver / blood supply*
Liver Cirrhosis / ultrasonography*
Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic / ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Portal Vein / ultrasonography*
Postprandial Period / physiology
Reference Values
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color*

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