Percutaneous transhepatic portal venography in the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal varices.

Abstract

Percutaneous transhepatic portal venography is a relatively safe method of obtaining both physiologic and morphologic information in patients with portal hypertension. Precise "road mapping" is performed, as well as measurement of free portal pressure. Additionally, transcatheter obliteration of gastroesophageal varices may produce effective cessation of… (More)

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