Portal hypertension in children: expert pediatric opinion on the report of the Baveno v Consensus Workshop on Methodology of Diagnosis and Therapy in Portal Hypertension

Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Aug;16(5):426-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2012.01652.x. Epub 2012 Mar 13.


Complications of portal hypertension in children lead to significant morbidity and are a leading indication for consideration of liver transplantation. Approaches to the management of sequelae of portal hypertension are well described for adults and evidence-based approaches have been summarized in numerous meta-analyses and conferences. In contrast, there is a paucity of data to guide the management of complications of portal hypertension in children. An international panel of experts was convened on April 8, 2011 at The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to review and adapt the recent report of the Baveno V Consensus Workshop on the Methodology of Diagnosis and Therapy in Portal Hypertension to the care of children. The opinions of that expert panel are reported.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Consensus Development Conferences as Topic
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Esophageal and Gastric Varices / etiology
  • Esophageal and Gastric Varices / therapy
  • Expert Testimony
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / prevention & control
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Portal* / complications
  • Hypertension, Portal* / diagnosis
  • Hypertension, Portal* / therapy
  • Prognosis