The management of portal hypertension

Clin Liver Dis. 2005 Nov;9(4):685-713, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.cld.2005.08.001.


Portal hypertension is an almost unavoidable complication of cirrhosis, and it is responsible for the more lethal complications of this syndrome. Appearance of these complications represents the major cause of death and liver transplantation in patients who have cirrhosis. This article highlights treatment modalities in use for managing portal hypertension and those that may be available in the future.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Esophageal and Gastric Varices / etiology
  • Esophageal and Gastric Varices / prevention & control
  • Esophageal and Gastric Varices / therapy
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / prevention & control
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Portal / complications
  • Hypertension, Portal / drug therapy
  • Hypertension, Portal / therapy*
  • Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic
  • Recurrence