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My dad age 56 is diagnosed with ncpf, portal hypertension, enlarged spleen, fluid in stomach. banding was done twice in 3 years. is it near end stage?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Depends on condition: Non cirrhotic portal fibrosis (ncpf) is a syndrome of unclear cause that occurs among disadvantaged groups - and is rare in the us. There is elevation of the portal vein pressure, which leads to bleeding from stomach or esophageal varices (and an enlarged spleen). Prognosis is generally good if the bleeding can be controlled. For recurrent bleeding, sometimes a shunt is placed to reduce pressure.
Dr. Joe Golowa
Interventional Radiology 19 years experience
Liver disease : All these are signs of advanced liver disease. Ascites ( fluid in the abdomen) specifically is a sight of advanced liver disease and can be a poor prognostic sign barring a liver transplant.

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