Clinical relevance of colonic lesions in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension.

@article{Bresci2006ClinicalRO,
  title={Clinical relevance of colonic lesions in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension.},
  author={Giampaolo Bresci and Giuseppe Parisi and Alfonso Capria},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={830-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS This prospective study was conducted in order to evaluate whether the colonic lesions previously described in cirrhotic patients may be of clinical relevance. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty-five patients with cirrhosis of the liver, but without colonic or systemic diseases unrelated to the liver disease, underwent colonoscopy and were followed up for at least 2 years. RESULTS Colonic varices were observed in 31 % of the patients, portal hypertensive colopathy (PHC… CONTINUE READING
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