Session 4 ‒ Preprimary Prophylaxis: Can (and Should) We Prevent the Formation and Growth of Varices?

  1. Roberto de Franchis MD Editor
  1. Carlo Merkel,
  2. Angels Escorsell,
  3. Cornel C. Sieber,
  4. Fa-Yauh Lee and
  5. Roberto J. Groszrnann

Published Online: 31 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760154.ch7

Portal Hypertension III: Proceedings of the Third Baverno International Consensus Workshop on Definitions, Methodology and Therapeutic Strategies

Portal Hypertension III: Proceedings of the Third Baverno International Consensus Workshop on Definitions, Methodology and Therapeutic Strategies

How to Cite

Merkel, C., Escorsell, A., Sieber, C. C., Lee, F.-Y. and Groszrnann, R. J. (2001) Session 4 ‒ Preprimary Prophylaxis: Can (and Should) We Prevent the Formation and Growth of Varices?, in Portal Hypertension III: Proceedings of the Third Baverno International Consensus Workshop on Definitions, Methodology and Therapeutic Strategies (ed R. de Franchis), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760154.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Service Department of Internal Medicine, University of Milan, and lRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059188

Online ISBN: 9780470760154

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Keywords:

  • prophylaxis;
  • vasodilation;
  • chronic propranolol treatment;
  • biliary cirrhosis;
  • collateral vessel formation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Experimental Data on the Prevention of the Collateralization of the Portal Blood Flow

  • Clinical Issues Related to Preprimary Prophylaxis

  • Conclusions