Surgery in portal hypertension.

  title={Surgery in portal hypertension.},
  author={David A. Iannitti and Joel M Henderson},
  journal={Bailliere's clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={11 2},
The role of surgery in portal hypertension remains a topic of debate. For the past 100 years, various surgical procedures have been used to treat variceal bleeding, refractory ascites, and end-stage liver disease. The past decade has seen significant advances in pharmacotherapy, endoscopy, interventional radiology, and surgery for the management of patients with portal hypertension. Liver transplantation has come of age in the 1990s and is now an accepted therapy for patients with end-stage… CONTINUE READING