EGD vs EUS in Diagnosing Portal Hypertension in Cirrhotic Patients.

Conditions:   Liver Cirrhoses;   Portal Hypertension Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy;   Diagnostic Test: Endoscopic ultrasound Sponsor:   Instituto Ecuatoriano de Enfermedades Digestivas Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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Conditions:   Liver Cirrhoses;   Portal Hypertension Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy;   Diagnostic Test: Endoscopic ultrasound Sponsor:   Instituto Ecuatoriano de Enfermedades Digestivas Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
We present a rare case of left-sided portal hypertension and isolated gastric varices in a patient with large B-cell lymphoma, who was treated with splenic artery embolization. The patient is a 73-year-old male with no previous history of liver disease, who presented with coffee ground emesis and melena. On admission to hospital, he was found to have a hemoglobin level of 3.4 g/l. Emergent esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed isolated bleeding gastric varices (IGV1 by Sarin classification) in the fundus and cardia with subsequent argon plasma coagulation injection. He was transferred to our tertiary center where work-up revea...
Source: Case Reports in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Thus, symptomatic NCPH may present in adolescence after perinatally acquired HIV-1 infection. In this case series, risk factors included female sex and prolonged exposure to antiretroviral regimens that included the nucleoside-analogue didanosine in childhood.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV Reports Source Type: research
Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction, although rare in children, is a significant cause of portal hypertension (PHT) leading to life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding in the pediatric age group. PHT may also lead to other complications such as hyperesplenism, cholangyopathy, ascites, and even hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension that may require organ transplantation. Herein we report the case of an asymptomatic 11-month-old infant wherein a hepatomegaly and cavernous transformation of the portal vein was detected by liver ultrasound. Neither signs of thrombosis in arteriovenous system, nor affectat...
Source: Case Reports in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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