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Revista Médica de Risaralda

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PONCE DE LEON, Isabel Ruiz et al. Secondary portal hypertension to portal venous thrombosis and esophageal varices. Revista médica Risaralda [online]. 2020, vol.26, n.2, pp.157-159. ISSN 0122-0667.

Portal hypertension is defined as the pathological increase in the portal pressure gradient, which is the difference between the pressure of the portal vein and the inferior vena cava. Normally portal vein pressure ranges between 1-5 mmHg and is considered hypertension when it is higher than 10 mmHg.

In this study the case of a 5-year-old patient that suffers from secondary portal hypertension to portal venous thrombosis and esophageal varices is presented. The diagnostic is confirmed by an endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract and by a magnetic angioresonance. The patient was treated at the Fundacion Clinica Infantil Club Noel located in Cali, Colombia, between the months of December 2018 and February 2019.

Keywords : portal hypertension; esophageal varices; portal vein thrombosis.

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