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Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2005 Apr;17(4):403-10.

Complications of portal hypertension in adults: a French consensus.

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Laboratoire d'Hémodynamique Splanchnique et de Biologie Vasculaire, INSERM U-481 and Service d'Hépatologie, Hôpital Beaujon, Clichy, France.


Portal hypertension is responsible for different severe complications such as variceal bleeding, ascites and pulmonary disorders. Different pharmacological and endoscopic treatments have been proposed but some recommendations may differ. The conclusions of a French consensus conference on the prevention and treatments of the main complications of portal hypertension in adults are reported.

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