Portal Hypertension

  • Jaimie D. Nathan
  • Kathleen M. Campbell
  • Greg M. Tiao
  • Maria H. Alonso
  • Frederick C. Ryckman


The management of children with portal hypertension has evolved significantly over the past two decades. Improved survival in these patients has resulted from: (a) progress in the pharmacologic control of acute portal hypertensive hemorrhage; (b) improved efficacy and safety of endoscopic methods to treat acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage, which also reduce the risk of rebleeding; (c) recognition of the role for advanced surgical therapy (portocaval shunts); and (d) improved outcomes following pediatric liver transplantation as a definitive treatment for children with end-stage liver disease or life-threatening complications of portal hypertension.


Portal Hypertension Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Biliary Atresia Variceal Hemorrhage Left Portal Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaimie D. Nathan
    • 1
  • Kathleen M. Campbell
  • Greg M. Tiao
  • Maria H. Alonso
  • Frederick C. Ryckman
  1. 1.Division of Transplantation, Division of Pediatric and Thoracic SurgeryUniversity of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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