Portal hypertensive gastrointestinal bleeding

Kia Saeian, Akshay Kohli, Joseph Ahn

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, we will review some of the associated complications of portal hypertension including bleeding from esophageal and gastric varices, the development of portal vein thrombosis and its associated implications as well as the very interesting entity of ascites associated intra-abdominal hypertension along with options for management of all these entities with a particular focus implications for the critical care provider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHepatic Critical Care
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319664323
ISBN (Print)9783319664316
StatePublished - Jan 8 2018


  • Cavernous transformation
  • Hepatic venous pressure gradient
  • Intraabdominal hypertension
  • Portal vein thrombosis
  • Variceal hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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