1. Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient, Biopsy or Both?

  1. Roberto de Franchis MD, AGAF Professor of Gastroenterology Head
  1. Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao MD1,2

Published Online: 17 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch1

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Garcia-Tsao, G. (2011) Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient, Biopsy or Both?, in Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition (ed R. de Franchis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Department of Medical Sciences, University of Milan, and Gastroenterology 3 Unit, IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli and Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

  2. 2

    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334494

Online ISBN: 9781444393989

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Keywords:

  • hepatic venous pressure gradient, biopsy or both;
  • hepatic venous pressure gradient;
  • HVPG method, accurate, reproducible and safe - allowing transjugular liver biopsy;
  • liver biopsy, in histological assessment of liver - in chronic liver disease;
  • Scheuer and METAVIR classifications - classifying fibrosis in five stages;
  • natural history of chronic liver disease;
  • cirrhosis, and regenerative nodules - fibrous tissues, leading to angioarchitectural distortion;
  • compensated cirrhosis - and clinically significant portal hypertension;
  • HVPG, strongest predictor of clinical decompensation;
  • decompensated cirrhosis - and response to pharmacological therapy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hepatic venous pressure gradient

  • Liver biopsy

  • Natural history of chronic liver disease

  • HVPG, biopsy or both?

  • Summary

  • References