Topics covered

  • Portal Hypertension – Pressure measurements/biopsy
  • TIPS
  • Peritoneovenous shunts( Denver shunts)
  • Partial splenic embolization(PSE)

Portal Hypertension

  1. Increase in venous pressure gradient across the liver from inflow in portal vein to outflow in hepatic veins and beyond.
  2. 1-5mm hg
  3. Best method to assess portal pressure is to assess HVPG ( Hepatic venous pressure gradient) which is difference between wedged hepatic venous pressure ( WHVP) and free hepatic venous pressure( FHVP). Indirect technique


Mayo Clinic proceedings . . .

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