Portal hypertension and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Abstract

Variceal bleeding is one of the most serious complications of portal hypertension. The driving force for the development of varices is an increase in portal pressure. As portal hypertension progresses, varices dilate until they finally rupture and bleed. This sequence of events might be prevented by achieving a sufficient decrease in portal pressure or by… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1040318

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