Treatment of Portal Hypertensive Gastroenteropathy
Treatment of portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) essentially required reduction of portal blood pressure, for which drug therapy is recommended rather than other procedures. As PHG is a noninflammatory disease, sucralfate, H2 receptor antagonists, and proton pump inhibitors are ineffective, while propranolol is reported to be effective and has been used to reduce portal blood pressure in patients with PHG. On the other hand, the main differences of portal hypertensive colopathy and portal hypertensive enteropathy are vascular lesions, for which endoscopic treatment is the standard.
KeywordsPortal hypertensive gastropathy Portal hypertensive colopathy Portal hypertensive enteropathy Propranolol Portosystemic shunt surgery Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt Argon plasma coagulation
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