15. Portal Hypertension: A Management Problem

  1. John N. Plevris MD, PhD, FRCPE, FEBGH1 and
  2. Colin W. Howden MD, FRCP (Glasg.), FACP, AGAF, FACG2
  1. Norma C. McAvoy MBChB, MRCP (UK) and
  2. Peter C. Hayes MD, PhD, FRCPE

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346381.ch15

Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology

How to Cite

McAvoy, N. C. and Hayes, P. C. (2012) Portal Hypertension: A Management Problem, in Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology (eds J. N. Plevris and C. W. Howden), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346381.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Liver and Digestive Disorders, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  2. 2

    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Author Information

  1. Centre for Liver and Digestive Disorders, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182270

Online ISBN: 9781444346381

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Keywords:

  • cirrhosis;
  • portal hypertension;
  • variceal hemorrhage;
  • ascites;
  • encephalopathy;
  • spontaneous bacterial peritonitis;
  • hepatorenal syndrome

Summary

As chronic liver disease progresses and development of portal hypertension occurs, patients are at risk of complications such as variceal hemorrhage, ascites, and encephalopathy. This chapter focuses on the management of these complications of portal hypertension and addresses some of the dilemmas that face the physician.