- Author : Plinio Rossi
- Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
- Release Date : 2000
- Genre: Medical
- Pages : 339
- ISBN 10 : 3540657975
Portal Hypertension Book Description :
This book, written by internationally recognized experts in the field, provides a comprehensive coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of portal hypertension. Detailed consideration is given to the newest diagnostic techniques, such as color Doppler and magnetic resonance that are able to offer both morphological and functional information. Medical, endoscopic, surgical, and radiological treatments are discussed in terms of indications, techniques, complications and long-term results, thereby providing the reader with an overview of the therapeutic alternatives and a sound basis for their selection. This volume will serve as an invaluable source of up-to-date information for all with an interest in the subject. TOC:Pathophysiology; Clinical Course in Liver Cirrhosis; Historical Review of Initial Experience in the Imaging and Pathophysiological Evaluation; Angiography and Radiological Anatomy; Vascular Anatomy; Doppler Ultrasound; Color Doppler; CT; Value of Multi-Detector Array CT in the Assessment of Portal Hypertension; Magnetic Resonance; MR Quantification of Portal Venous Flow; Portal Pressure Measurement; Medical Therapy; Endoscopic Treatment; Surgical Therapy: Port- and Meso-Caval Shunts; Distal Spleno Renal Shunt; Transmesenteric Method of Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement: tm TIPS; TIPS: Historical Background and Techniques; TIPS: Complications; Transjugular Intrahepatic Shunt Stenosis and Thrombosis: Shunt Biology and Stent-Grafts; TIPS: Portal Thrombosis; TIPS in Egyptian Hepatic Schistosomiasis; Histological Findings in Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts Stenosis; TIPS Follow-up: Color Doppler; plus 5 further chapters, Subject Index and List of Contributors.