Clinical role of non-invasive assessment of portal hypertension.

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Measurement of portal pressure is pivotal in the evaluation of patients with liver cirrhosis. The measurement of the hepatic venous pressure gradient represents the reference method by which portal pressure is estimated. However, it is an invasive procedure that requires significant hospital resources, including experienced staff, and is associated with… (More)
DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.1

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