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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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PAREJA Q, Juan Sebastián  and  RESTREPO G, Juan Carlos. Diagnostic Methods in Portal Hypertension. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2016, vol.31, n.2, pp.135-145. ISSN 0120-9957.

Portal hypertension is one of the most frequent complications in the natural course of liver disease. It results from increased hepatic vascular resistance and determines the development of other events responsible for increased mortality in patients with liver disease. Consequently, knowledge of the pathophysiology of portal hypertension and its causes is an important factor for handling it and related complications proper. Explanation of the various diagnostic methods for early and appropriate detection is one of the objectives of this review which will take a look at diagnostic methods available and in use for the detection of portal hypertension

Keywords : Cirrhosis; portal hypertension; hepatic venous pressure gradient; elastography; Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) Imaging; magnetic resonance imaging; biomarkers.

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