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Portal hypertensive gastropathy

Don C Rockey, MD
Section Editor
Mark Feldman, MD, MACP, AGAF, FACG
Deputy Editor
Anne C Travis, MD, MSc, FACG, AGAF


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:

Variceal hemorrhage

Portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG)



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