Portal hypertension in children

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The main causes of intrahepatic portal hypertension in children are cirrhosis and congenital hepatic fibrosis. Non cirrhotic portal hypertension in children is mostly due to extrahepatic portal vein obstruction. In half of cases, no underlying disorder is found. The meso-Rex bypass is the preferred treatment, when it is possible. The closest to the portal vein the obstruction, the highest the risk of esophagogastric varices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-261
Number of pages2
JournalClinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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