Chapter 4. Portal Hypertension

  1. Suzanne Sargent MSc, PGC (TLHE), BSc (Hons), RGN Lecturer Practitioner
  1. Dr Terence Wong MA, MD, FRCP Consultant Gastroenterologist

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch4

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

How to Cite

Wong, T. (2009) Portal Hypertension, in Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals (ed S. Sargent), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Guys and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163064

Online ISBN: 9781444322682

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Keywords:

  • Portosystemic encephalopathy;
  • The hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG);
  • Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (UGIH);
  • Serum immunoglobulins (IgG, IgM, IgA);
  • National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD);
  • endoscopic variceal band ligation (EVL);
  • Endoscopic sclerotherapy (ES);
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS);
  • Secondary prophylaxis of variceal haemorrhage

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition

  • Causes

  • Consequences

  • Clinical features

  • Investigations

  • Management of variceal haemorrhage

  • Chapter summary

  • Illustrative case study