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Endoscopy in the management of portal hypertension

  • Gregory J. Monkewich
  • Norman E. Marcon
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Abstract

Endoscopy plays a central role in the management of portal hypertension contributing to: early detection of esophageal and gastric varices (EGV); stratification of patients in terms of their risk of bleeding; primary or secondary prophylactic therapy; monitoring the effect of prophylactic therapies on bleeding risk; and treatment of acute variceal bleeding, portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG), and ectopic varices. The goal of this chapter is to provide an evidence-based approach to the endoscopic management of portal hypertension.

Keywords

Portal Hypertension Esophageal Varix Variceal Bleeding Gastric Varix Recurrent Bleeding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory J. Monkewich
  • Norman E. Marcon
    • 1
  1. 1.The Center for Therapeutic Endoscopy and Endoscopic OncologySt Michaels HospitalTorontoCanada

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