By Masahiko Okudaira (auth.), Kunio Okuda M.D., Ph.D., Jean-Pierre Benhamou M.D. (eds.)

Portal high blood pressure is the irregular pathophysiologic country that develops in liver cirrhosis and likely different problems with attribute scientific and hemodynamic positive aspects. there was nice development in our below­ status and administration of portal high blood pressure, really within the diagnostic and healing methods. The so-called Banti's syndrome, a disease whose lifestyles had lengthy been wondered, is now a well-defined portal hypertensive affliction. The lately brought Doppler ftowmetry is at present yielding new details on portal hemodynamics. Endoscopic sclerotherapy and beta-blockers have become popular within the guy­ agement and prevention of variceal bleeding. despite these types of advances, a couple of unsolved questions stay, corresponding to no matter if sclerotherapy, pharmacotherapy or surgical procedure is warranted for prevention of bleeding, that is more advantageous as an optional remedy, the surgical or endoscopic procedure, and no matter if surgical portacaval shunt will be absolutely changed by way of selective shunt operations. those new advancements and difficulties are basically and comprehensively defined and mentioned through the main gurus in forty four chapters, that are divided into 5 sections: 1) Patho­ body structure, 2) Hemodynamic Investigations, three) Imaging Investigations, four) medical and Pathological positive aspects, and five) Esophageal and Gastrointestinal Bleeding. the first objective of this monograph, to supply a framework of patho­ body structure of portal high blood pressure with authoritative descriptions of the medical and laboratory manifestations of assorted portal hypertensive dis­ orders, has basically been accomplished by way of those first-class contributions.

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