3. Ultrasound in the Non-Invasive Evaluation of Fibrosis and Portal Hypertension

  1. Roberto de Franchis MD, AGAF Professor of Gastroenterology Head
  1. Annalisa Berzigotti MD Researcher Specialist1,2,3,
  2. Marco Zoli MD, Professor of Medicine4,
  3. Concepción Bru Saumell MD Professor of Radiology Senior Consultant5 and
  4. Rosa Gilabert Sole MD Chief6

Published Online: 17 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch3

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

Berzigotti, A., Zoli, M., Bru Saumell, C. and Gilabert Sole, R. (2011) Ultrasound in the Non-Invasive Evaluation of Fibrosis and Portal Hypertension, 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.ch3

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

    Hepatic Haemodynamic Laboratory, Liver Unit, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Spain

  2. 2

    Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Spain

  3. 3

    Ultrasound Section, Centre Diagnostic per la Imatge, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain

  4. 4

    Department of Internal Medicine, Ageing and Nephrology, University of Bologna, Italy

  5. 5

    University of Barcelona, Ultrasound Section, Centre Diagnostic per la Imatge, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain

  6. 6

    Centre Diagnostic per la Imatge, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain

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:

  • ultrasound in non-invasive evaluation - of fibrosis and portal hypertension;
  • ultrasonography (US), non-invasive and inexpensive technique - first line examination in diagnosis and follow-up of hepatic diseases;
  • contrast-enhanced US (CEUS) - measuring hepatic transit time;
  • US imaging, advantage of different techniques - and complementary information;
  • portal hypertension (PH) - moment of ultrasound examination in compensated patients;
  • main ultrasonographic signs - of cirrhosis and PH;
  • US signs of PH, independent of underlying cause - US helping in classifying PH;
  • prediction of prognosis in cirrhosis;
  • portal vein thrombosis;
  • New US technologies and future applications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Diagnosis and staging of fibrosis

  • Diagnosis of cirrhosis

  • Classification, diagnosis and quantification of portal hypertension

  • Prediction of prognosis in cirrhosis

  • New US technologies and future applications

  • References