Pathophysiology and management of portal hypertension 1: variceal haemorrhage

Stanley, A.J. , Bouchier, L.A.D. and Hayes, P.C. (1997) Pathophysiology and management of portal hypertension 1: variceal haemorrhage. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 58(1), pp. 39-43. (PMID:9337919)

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Abstract

Portal hypertension occurs secondary to a combination of increased resistance to portal venous flow and increased splanchnic inflow to the portal venous system. The main clinical complication is gastrooesophageal haemorrhage from which mortality remains high at approximately 40%.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stanley, Dr Adrian
Authors: Stanley, A.J., Bouchier, L.A.D., and Hayes, P.C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Publisher:Mark Allen Healthcare
ISSN:1750-8460
ISSN (Online):1759-7390

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