Gastroenterology

Extrahepatic conditions increase complication risk in portal hypertension





Patients with idiopathic noncirrhotic portal hypertension had a high risk for major surgical and portal hypertension-related complications if they also had extrahepatic conditions related to their disease, a history of ascites, or increased serum creatinine.
In the study published in Hepatology, Laure Elkrief, MD, from the Geneva University Hospitals in Switzerland, and colleagues focused on the morbidity and mortality outcomes of patients with idiopathic noncirrhotic portal hypertension (INCPH) who underwent abdominal surgery.
“Idiopathic noncirrhotic portal hypertension (INCPH) is a

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