Diagnostic Methods for Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

  • Annalisa Berzigotti
  • Jaime Bosch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gold-Standard Invasive Diagnostic Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Zachary D. Goodman
      Pages 17-31
    3. Alessandra Dell’Era, Roberto de Franchis
      Pages 49-59
  3. Non-Invasive Diagnostic Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Thomas Pembroke, Giada Sebastiani
      Pages 63-82
    3. Veronica Salvatore, Fabio Piscaglia
      Pages 83-94
    4. Laurent Castera
      Pages 95-111
    5. Antonio Colecchia, Federico Ravaioli, Giovanni Marasco, Davide Festi
      Pages 113-137
    6. Ipshita Gupta, John R. Eisenbrey, Flemming Forsberg
      Pages 159-168
    7. Oriol Sendino, Angels Ginès
      Pages 169-182
    8. Maxime Ronot, Romain Pommier, Paul Calame, Yvonne Purcell, Valérie Vilgrain
      Pages 183-210
    9. Naaventhan Palaniyappan, Indra Neil Guha, Guruprasad Padur Aithal
      Pages 211-223
    10. Sumeet K. Asrani, Jayant A. Talwalkar
      Pages 225-238
  4. Invasive and Non-Invasive Diagnostic Methods in Special Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Aurélie Plessier, Audrey Payancé, Dominique Valla
      Pages 241-255
    3. Rakhi Maiwall, Shiv Kumar Sarin
      Pages 271-300
    4. Virginia Hernández-Gea, Ernest Belmonte, Angeles García-Criado, Juan Carlos García-Pagán
      Pages 301-308
    5. Daniel H. Leung, Milton J. Finegold, Benjamin L. Shneider
      Pages 325-341

About this book


This book provides a unique up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the most important diagnostic methods available for assessing liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. 
The book covers all the significant advances  made in the last 10 years in HVPG and biopsy interpretation, imaging and elastography. This is a unique and well structured book authored by senior experts in the field aimed at providing updated knowledge to the hepatology specialist and to the physicians interested in chronic liver disease.  
The book starts by giving an overview of the disease, outlining the clinical needs in this field; this is followed by detailed information both on the invasive gold-standard methods (HVPG measurement, liver biopsy, endoscopy), and on the standard and emerging non-invasive methods, including serum markers of fibrosis, ultrasound-elastography, magnetic resonance elastography, ultrasound, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, CT, magnetic resonance and derived methods (dynamic flow assessment). 

The final part of the book is devoted to diagnostic tests in non-cirrhotic causes of portal hypertension (Budd-Chiari Syndrome, Portal vein thrombosis, idiopathic portal hypertension, etc), and in pediatric portal hypertension.

Written by a team of worldwide opinion leaders this book pays special attention to the most promising novel non-invasive methods in the field.


liver portal hypertension elastography magnetic resonance imaging HVPG Budd-Chiari Syndrome liver fibrosis biomarkers Doppler Ultrasound liver biopsy spleen stiffness ultrasound cirrhosis non-invasive diagnostic methods invasive diagnostic methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Annalisa Berzigotti
    • 1
  • Jaime Bosch
    • 2
  1. 1.Inselspital, University of BernUVCM, DMLL, Hepatology Inselspital, University of BernBerneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Hospital ClinicHepatic Hemodynamic Laboratory Hospital ClinicBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72627-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72628-1
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