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por·tal hy·per·ten·sion

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  1. portal hypertensionnoun

    increase in blood pressure in the veins of the portal system caused by obstruction in the liver (often associated with alcoholic cirrhosis), causing enlargement of the spleen and collateral veins


  1. portal hypertension

    Portal hypertension is a condition characterized by an increase in the blood pressure within a system of veins called the portal venous system. This occurs when the blood flow through the liver is obstructed, causing the blood pressure in the portal vein to rise. It can lead to complications like varices, ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy which can be life-threatening.


  1. Portal hypertension

    In medicine, portal hypertension is hypertension in the portal vein system, which is composed by the portal vein, and its branches and tributaries. Portal hypertension is defined as elevation of hepatic venous pressure gradient to >5mmHg. Generally, in clinical practice the pressure is not measured directly until the decision to place a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt has already been made. As part of that procedure a hepatic vein wedge pressure is measured with the assumption of no pressure drop across the liver yielding portal vein pressure.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of portal hypertension in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of portal hypertension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • hypertension portaleFrench
  • போர்டல் உயர் இரத்த அழுத்தம்Tamil

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