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What is Portal Hypertension?

Description of the disease

Portal hypertension is a condition in which the pressure in the portal vein system, which carries blood from the digestive organs to the liver, is elevated.


  • Transient portal hypertension
  • Permanent portal hypertension


  • Abdominal swelling
  • Enlargement of the spleen
  • Bleeding from the veins of the digestive system
  • Jaundice


Causes of portal hypertension can vary, including liver cirrhosis, portal vein thrombosis, and other liver diseases.


Diagnosis of portal hypertension includes ultrasound examination and portal vein catheterization.


Treatment of portal hypertension may include taking medications, endoscopic sclerotherapy, surgical intervention, and liver transplantation.


Prevention of portal hypertension is related to the prevention of liver diseases, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and regular check-ups with a doctor.


Treatment of portal hypertension is carried out by a hepatologist, gastroenterologist, surgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.