Portal hypertensive gastropathy
- Don C Rockey, MD
Don C Rockey, MD
- Chairman, Department of Medicine
- Medical University of South Carolina
Portal hypertension most commonly develops in the setting of chronic liver injury with cirrhosis and typically is the result of a combination of an increase in resistance to portal blood flow and an increase in portal blood flow. Other less common causes of portal hypertension include noncirrhotic portal hypertension and extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis. (See "Portal hypertension in adults".)
Clinically significant portal hypertension may lead to complications such as the following:
●Portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG)
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- CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS
- Diagnostic approach
- Upper endoscopy
- Histologic findings
- DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
- Chronic bleeding
- Acute bleeding
- Endoscopic findings
- Management overview
- Primary prophylaxis
- Chronic bleeding
- Acute bleeding
- Refractory bleeding
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- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS