Portal hypertensive gastropathy.

  title={Portal hypertensive gastropathy.},
  author={David E. Bernstein and R. K. S. Phillips},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America},
  volume={6 4},
PHG is a common condition that is now recognized as a complication of advanced liver disease. This vascular disorder has been shown to be a significant cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with portal hypertension. Although its pathogenesis is directly related to portal hypertension, the exact mechanisms remain to be determined. Decreased mucosal blood flow and passive congestion of the gastric submucosal layer appear to play a role in the development of PHG. Its endoscopic… CONTINUE READING