Original Paper

Hepatology International

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 398-413

First online:

Noncirrhotic portal fibrosis/idiopathic portal hypertension: APASL recommendations for diagnosis and treatment

  • Shiv Kumar SarinAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi Email author 
  • , Ashish KumarAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
  • , Yogesh Kumar ChawlaAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
  • , Sanjay Saran BaijalAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
  • , Radha Krishna DhimanAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
  • , Wasim JafriAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
  • , Laurentius A LesmanaAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
  • , Debendranath Guha MazumderAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
  • , Masao OmataAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
    • , Huma QureshiAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
    • , Rizvi Moattar RazaAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
    • , Peush SahniAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
    • , Puja SakhujaAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
    • , Mohammad SalihAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
    • , Amal SantraAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
    • , Barjesh Chander SharmaAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
    • , Praveen SharmaAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
    • , Gamal ShihaAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
    • , Jose SollanoAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, University of Delhi
    • , Members of the APASL Working Party on Portal Hypertension

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Abstract

The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Working Party on Portal Hypertension has developed consensus guidelines on the disease profile, diagnosis, and management of noncirrhotic portal fibrosis and idiopathic portal hypertension. The consensus statements, prepared and deliberated at length by the experts in this field, were presented at the annual meeting of the APASL at Kyoto in March 2007. This article includes the statements approved by the APASL along with brief backgrounds of various aspects of the disease.

Keywords

Noncirrhotic portal fibrosis Noncirrhotic portal hypertension Cirrhosis Portal hypertension Consensus Recommendations