Are there Portal Hypertensions without Obstruction?

  • Claude L’Herminé
Part of the Series in Radiology book series (SERA, volume 11)


Three essential factors can cause portal hypertension: (a) an increase in circulatory resistances (b) inefficiency of the compensatory collateral circulation, and (c) an increase of the portal vein flow. The most frequent cause, of course, is the increase of the intrahepatic resistances, which leads to a decrease in the hepatopetal portal flow.


Portal Hypertension Portal Pressure Portal Flow Portal Vein Flow Arterioportal Fistula 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude L’Herminé
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  1. 1.University of Lille Medical SchoolLilleFrance

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