Obaid Shakil

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Portal Hypertension

Portal Hypertension Related Conditions cirrhosis, esophageal varices, gastric varices, splenomegaly, ascites 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Portal vein is formed by the confluence of splenic vein and the superior mesenteric vein that carry blood from the splanchnic circulation to the liver. Normally, it is a low pressure system with…


Ascites Related conditions Continue Reading Cirrhosis Portal hypertension Congestive heart failure Budd-Chiari syndrome Peritoneal metastases 1. Description of the problem Ascites is the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. It is commonly related to portal hypertension resulting from cirrhosis. Less common etiologies include cardiac failure, hepatic venous outflow obstruction and peritoneal metastases. 1. Symptoms:…

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