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Laparoscopic transhepatic manometry in portal hypertension in patients with alcoholic liver damage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6456214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Liver damage influenced by alcohol is already associated with the development of a portal hypertension at an early stage. With the aid of laparoscopic transhepatic manometry we determined the pressure levels in the branches of the portal and hepatic veins in 15 patients (16 examinations) comprising 14 men and 1 women, with alcoholic toxic liver damage. It was shown that already with alcoholic parenchymal damage associated with portal and centrolobular fibrosis, a portal hypertension is initiated, the greatest manifestation of which is found in the group with histological changes taking the form of a remodelling (distorsion of architecture) or cirrhosis. The level of alcohol consumption has no direct influence on the level of pressure in the vascular systems investigated. Ther is, however, a correlation between the level of alcohol consumption, extent of fibrosis and portal hypertension. For the clinico-chemical parameters investigated (Gamma-glob., GOT, GPT, GLDH, gamma-GT, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin) no significant differences were found dependent on the level of alcohol consumption or the degree of fibrosis.
Authors:
M Mörl; G Schwalbach; L Wannagat; P Bavastro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:  1981 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-22     Completed Date:  1981-11-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Female
Hepatic Veins / physiopathology
Humans
Hypertension, Portal / diagnosis*
Laparoscopy
Liver / pathology
Liver Diseases, Alcoholic / complications*,  pathology
Male
Manometry / methods*
Middle Aged
Portal Vein / physiopathology

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