Portal hypertension in children.

E. M. Alonso*, C. Hackworth, P. F. Whitington

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This chapter reviews the common causes of portal hypertension in children. It specifies how the treatment strategy for portal hypertension in patients without significant hepatic dysfunction differs from the management of children with cirrhosis. It describes the application of newer treatment modalities such as TIPS and partial splenic embolization in children and reviews the current recommendations for surgical intervention in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-222, xiii
JournalClinics in liver disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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