Portal hypertensive enteropathy.

  title={Portal hypertensive enteropathy.},
  author={Emanuele Rondonotti and Federica Villa and Clementina Signorelli and Roberto de Franchis},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America},
  volume={16 2},
The available data on the use of VCE in patients who have cirrhosis and portal hypertension are inadequate to reach a firm conclusion about the usefulness of this diagnostic tool in this patient population. In fact, only retrospective case series exist, in which the characteristics of the patients are heterogeneous in terms of severity of liver disease and of portal hypertension, etiology of cirrhosis, and indication for VCE. In addition, the controls included in the studies are heterogeneous… CONTINUE READING