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Non Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension
If portal hypertension is suspected in a patient who is showing possible ascites, how is portal hypertension confirmed (particularly for those who's liver is not entirely cirrhotic) ?
Various - Ultrasound: To make an ABSOLUTE diagnosis TRADITIONALLY required an invasive technique of a catheter introduced into the portal vein and something called wedge pressures were taken at different sites to measure the pressures. TODAY it can be done NON-INVASIVELY with an ultrasound and measuring pressures based on blood flow. MRI can be used as well. Lastly, endoscopy can be used to look for advanced dz/varices ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have heard the tipps procedure is good for about a year, is this right? Placed for portal vein hypertension with esld.
Stenosis: The incidence of tips stenosis with uncovered stents is high and increases with time. The rate of stenosis at 6-12 months is about 75%. If stenosis occurs, dilation and insertion of additional stents can be performed. Coated stents reduce the incidence of stenosis. Your doctor will periodically monitor your tips for patency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Cirrhosis: Portal hypertension can be caused by cirrhosis, clots which can develop in the portal vein and the parasite, schistosomiasis. Sometimes medications can be used to reduce portal pressure. If you think you have portal hypertension, you should see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Hypertension is elevated systemic blood pressure, but portal hypertension is when the pressure of the portal vein is elevated. The portal vein is a big vessel that goes from the gastrointestinal tract to the liver, the pressure in this vein can become elevated in cirrhosis( hardening of the liver), in alcoholic liver disease, in hepatitis or from other causes of cirrhosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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