Portal hypertension: from Eck's fistula to TIPS.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The treatment options for portal hypertension have expanded greatly in the past 2 decades. More selective use of surgical shunts, improvement in pharmacologic therapy, development of endoscopic variceal ligation, and the maturing of liver transplantation using both cadaveric and living donors has allowed better results to be achieved. A multidisciplinary, integrated approach to this clinical problem is needed to assure optimal outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Knechtle, SJ

Published Date

  • December 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 238 / 6 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S49 - S55

PubMed ID

  • 14703745

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4932

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.sla.0000097526.74747.90


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States