Portal Hypertension

Diagnostic Imaging and Imaging-Guided Therapy

  • P. Rossi
  • P. Ricci
  • L. Broglia

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. A. Gatta, M. Bolognesi
    Pages 1-14
  3. P. Rossi, R. Di Nardo, A. Zolovkins, G. Marcelli, M. Coniglio
    Pages 35-49
  4. A. Mazziotti, G. L. Grazi
    Pages 51-56
  5. L. Bolondi, F. Piscaglia, M. Valgimigli, S. Gaiani
    Pages 57-76
  6. M. Lafortune, H. Patriquin, L. Lepanto
    Pages 77-91
  7. Y. Yuasa, S. Kobayashi, K. Hiramatsu
    Pages 111-114
  8. C. Catalano, L. Broglia, A. Laghi, F. Pediconi, A. Napoli
    Pages 115-124
  9. P. Capasso
    Pages 131-148
  10. L. Capocaccia, R. Lionetti, C. Efrati, A. Masini
    Pages 149-158
  11. R. De Franchis, M. Primignani
    Pages 159-175
  12. V. Ziparo, G. Balducci, S. Stipa
    Pages 177-181
  13. G. E. Gerunda, A. M. Faccioli
    Pages 183-189
  14. G. M. Richter
    Pages 203-211
  15. K. A. Hausegger, D. Gollner
    Pages 213-220
  16. J. I. Bilbao, I. Vivas, C. Delgado, A. Martínez-Cuesta, F. Pardo
    Pages 233-247
  17. R. F. Dondelinger, M. H. El-Kadi, M. Taema, L. El-Kadi, M. Ramadan
    Pages 249-263
  18. H. Rousseau, J. P. Vinel, P. Otal, V. Chabert, K. Barange, F. Joffre
    Pages 265-275
  19. P. Ricci, G. Pizzi, M. Coniglio, V. Cantisani, D. Pepino, P. Rossi
    Pages 277-287
  20. J. Rösch, F. S. Keller
    Pages 289-296
  21. O. Riggio, A. Masini, C. Efrati, M. Merli
    Pages 297-303
  22. R. T. Andrews
    Pages 305-313
  23. T. Kaminou, R. Yamada
    Pages 315-323
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 333-342

About this book


Portal hypertension has traditionally attracted great interest from physicians, surgeons, and radiologists owing to the accompanying high risk of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Against this background the current volume, written by internationally recognized experts, sets out to provide a comprehensive coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of portal hypertension. An extensive description of the vascular anatomy of the portal system is given, and the pathophysiology and clinical characteristics of the disorder are reviewed. Both conventional and newer diagnostic techniques are then discussed and illustrated, particular attention being paid to techniques such as color Doppler and magnetic resonance that can simultaneously provide morphological and functional information. Medical, endoscopic, surgical, and radiological treatments are all considered, with special emphasis on the use of transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (TIPS). Possible complications of treatment receive due attention, and avenues for future research are outlined. This volume will serve as an invaluable source of up-to-date information for all with an interest in the subject, and will provide a sound basis for therapeutic decision making.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Rossi
    • 1
  • P. Ricci
    • 1
  • L. Broglia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza” Policlinico Umberto IRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63006-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57116-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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