Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient in Cirrhosis: Correlation with the Size of Varices, Bleeding, Ascites, and Child's Status


The hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) clearly reflects portal pressure in cirrhotic portal hypertension. Its relation with variceal bleeding has been well studied. We undertook to study the relation of HVPG to variceal size, Child's status, and etiology of cirrhosis. Patients with cirrhotic portal hypertension with esophageal varices underwent HVPG… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10620-006-9310-2

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