Portal hypertension

 

Increased venous pressure in the portal circulation as a result of blockage of blood flow in the portocaval anastomosis. Causes can be prehepatic (portal vein obstruction), intrahepatic (cirrhosis), or posthepatic (hepatic vein block).  Clinical features include ascites, portosystemic shunt, splenomegaly and hepatic encephalopathy.

 

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Portal hypertension
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Portosystemic obstruction
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