[Portal hypertension in children. Hemorrhagic risk and measures for prevention (author's transl)].

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The retrospective analysis of 201 children who presented with portal hypertension and were investigated by esophageal endoscopy provides the following results : 1) esophageal varices were present in 90% of the children examined; 2) the hemorrhagic risk is much higher in children with extra hepatic portal obstruction (gastrointestinal bleeding occurred in 80… (More)

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