Non-Invasive Diagnostic and Prognostic Evaluation of Liver Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

@inproceedings{Berzigotti2011NonInvasiveDA,
  title={Non-Invasive Diagnostic and Prognostic Evaluation of Liver Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension},
  author={Annalisa Berzigotti and Eyal Ashkenazi and Enric Reverter and Juan G Abraldes and J Bosch},
  booktitle={Disease markers},
  year={2011}
}
Cirrhosis is the final stage of most of chronic liver diseases, and is almost invariably complicated by portal hypertension, which is the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. This review will focus on the non-invasive methods currently used in clinical practice for diagnosing liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. The first-line techniques include physical examination, laboratory parameters, transient elastography and Doppler-US. More sophisticated imaging… CONTINUE READING

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