portal hypertension


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Noun1.portal hypertension - increase in blood pressure in the veins of the portal system caused by obstruction in the liver (often associated with alcoholic cirrhosis), causing enlargement of the spleen and collateral veins
malignant hypertension - severe hypertension that runs a rapid course and damages the inner linings of the blood vessels and the heart and spleen and kidneys and brain; "malignant hypertension is the most lethal form of hypertension"
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por·tal hy·per·ten·sion

n. hipertensión portal, aumento de la presión en la vena porta debido a una obstrucción.
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Patients with chronic hepatitis C who develop cirrhosis with severe portal hypertension are at greater risk of progressing to liver decompensation within the first 5 years of treatment, even if they show a sustained virologic response to therapy, a cohort study has found.
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Since then she has been further diagnosed with chronic liver disease, decompensate portal hypertension, and an umbilical hernia.
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The need to distinguish between NASH and simple steatosis is essential, as patients with NASH can go on to develop portal hypertension and cirrhosis.
Complications of portoenterostomy include: ascending bacterial cholangitis, cirrhosis, portal hypertension, metabolic and nutritional consequences of cholestasis, intrahepatic cyst formation, hepatopulmonary syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, and malignant change in the liver (rare).