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The influence of endoscopic variceal ligation on the portal pressure gradient in cirrhotics.

Authors
  • Pereira-Lima, Júlio C
  • Zanette, Marília
  • Lopes, César Vivian
  • de Mattos, Angelo A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hepato-gastroenterology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
50
Issue
49
Pages
102–106
Identifiers
PMID: 12630002
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The esophageal variceal eradication by endoscopic band ligation does not alter the hepatic venous pressure gradient. There is no significant variation in the portal pressure of patients in whom there was a worsening of portal hypertensive gastropathy or fundal varices development.

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