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Portal hypertensive gastropathy

Lee M Bass, Stanley Kim, Riccardo Superina, Saeed Mohammad
Portal hypertension secondary to portal vein obstruction following liver transplant occurs in 5%-10% of children. Jejunal varices are uncommon in this group. We present a case series of children with significant GI blood loss, negative upper endoscopy, and jejunal varices detected by CE. Case series of patients who had CE for chronic GI blood loss following liver transplantation. Three patients who had their initial transplants at a median age of 7 months were identified at our institution presenting at a median age of 8 years (range 7-16 years) with a median Hgb of 2...
October 20, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Amr Shaaban Hanafy, Amr Talaat El Hawary
Objectives: Evaluation of the outcome and experience in 2 years of management of portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) by argon plasma coagulation (APC) in a cohort of Egyptian cirrhotic patients. Methods: This study was conducted over a 2-year period from January 2011 to February 2013. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed to evaluate the degree and site of PHG. APC was applied to areas with mucosal vascular lesions. Results: In total, 200 cirrhotic patients were enrolled; 12 patients were excluded due to death (n = 6) caused by hepatic encephalopathy (n = 3), hepatorenal syndrome (n = 2), or chronic lymphatic leukemia (n = 1), or did not complete the treatment sessions (n = 6), so 188 patients completed the study...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Jason Y Huang, Jason B Samarasena, Takeshi Tsujino, John Lee, Ke-Qin Hu, Christine E McLaren, Wen-Pin Chen, Kenneth J Chang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Portal hypertension (PH) is a serious adverse event of liver cirrhosis. The hepatic venous pressure gradient or portal pressure gradient (PPG) accurately reflects the degree of PH and is the single best prognostic indicator in liver disease. This is usually obtained by interventional radiology (IR) although it is not routinely performed. Recently, we developed a simple novel technique for EUS-guided PPG measurement (PPGM). Our animal studies showed excellent correlation between EUS-PPGM and IR-PPGM...
September 29, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Anda Carmen Achim, Stefan Cristian Vesa, Eugen Dumitru
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) is based on endoscopic criteria. I-scan technology, a new technique of virtual chromoendoscopy, increases the diagnostic accuracy for lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. AIM: To establish the role of i-scan endoscopy in the diagnosis of PHG. METHOD: In this prospective study, endoscopic examination was conducted first by using white light and after that i-scan 1 and i-scan 2 technology in a group of 50 consecutive cirrhotic patients...
September 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Andrea Iannone, Mariabeatrice Principi, Michele Barone, Giuseppe Losurdo, Enzo Ierardi, Alfredo Di Leo
Gastrointestinal vascular malformations are responsible for 2-8% of all cases of bleeding and 30-40% of all obscure hemorrhages, being the most frequent cause of occult bleeding in older people. The aim of this review was to provide an up-to-date report about the use of octreotide in bleeding from both hereditary and acquired vascular malformations of the gastrointestinal tract. A systematic literature search was performed, using the keywords "gastrointestinal vascular malformation", "octreotide", "angiodysplasia", "portal hypertensive gastropathy", "gastric antral vascular ectasia", and "hereditary vascular malformations"...
September 2016: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Chang Seok Bang, Hyo Sun Kim, Ki Tae Suk, Sung Eun Kim, Ji Won Park, Seung Ha Park, Hyoung Su Kim, Myoung Kuk Jang, Sang Hoon Park, Myung Seok Lee, Choong Kee Park, Dong Joon Kim
BACKGROUND: Portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) is a frequently overlooked complication of liver cirrhosis (LC). The clinical implications of PHG as a prognostic factor of LC or a predictive factor for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have not been established. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical significance of PHG in patients with LC. METHODS: Patients with LC were prospectively enrolled and followed in a single tertiary hospital in the Republic of Korea...
2016: BMC Gastroenterology
Francesco Massoni, Lidia Ricci, Marcello Pelosi, Serafino Ricci
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a cause of high risk for morbidity and mortality. It has been debated in alcoholic cirrhosis, if alcohol exerts an exclusive and causal role upon gastropathy or whether it is linked to cirrhotic portal hypertension. The authors describe an autopsy report regarding mortality caused by gastric bleeding in a 53-year-old patient who suffered from cirrhosis. Literature has evidence of direct, marked damage of alcohol upon the gastric mucosa and there is noteworthy statistical data implying the revaluation of the pathogenesis of the bleeding...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Júlio Rocha Pimenta, Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira, Eleonora Druve Tavares Fagundes, Thaís Costa Nascentes Queiroz, Regiane Aparecida Nascimento Baptista, Eduardo Guimarães de Araújo Moreira, Camilo Brandão de Resende, Paulo Fernando Souto Bittencourt, Simone Diniz Carvalho, José Andrade Franco Neto, Francisco José Penna
OBJECTIVE: Bleeding of esophageal varices is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in children with portal hypertension. It is important to understand the factors related with a bleeding episode to evaluate more effective primary prophylaxis. This study aims to describe the endoscopic and laboratory findings associated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) secondary to esophageal varices. METHOD: A cross-sectional study with 103 children and adolescents with cirrhosis, divided into a group that had experienced an episode of upper UGIB (35 patients) and a group without a history of UGIB (68 patients), was carried out...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Changqing Ma, Chien-Huan Chen, Ta-Chiang Liu
One of the main tasks for pathologists when evaluating gastric biopsies from patients with portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) is to examine whether there is increased mucosal vasculature as suggested by endoscopy. However, the full spectrum of pathology findings in patients with portal hypertension (pHTN) is largely unknown. We systematically characterized the endoscopic and pathologic features in gastric biopsies from pHTN patients (study group) and compared with those from patients without pHTN (control group)...
August 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Erwin Biecker
Gastrointestinal bleeding related to portal hypertension is a serious complication in patients with liver cirrhosis. Most patients bleed from esophageal or gastric varices, but bleeding from ectopic varices or portal hypertensive gastropathy is also possible. The management of acute bleeding has changed over the last years. Patients are managed with a combination of endoscopic and pharmacologic treatment. The endoscopic treatment of choice for esophageal variceal bleeding is variceal band ligation. Bleeding from gastric varices is treated by injection with cyanoacrylate...
2013: ISRN hepatology
Massimo Primignani, Giulia Tosetti
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June 9, 2016: Hepatology International
Karen L Krok, Rebecca Rankin Wagennar, Sergey V Kantsevoy, Paul J Thuluvath
INTRODUCTION: Capsule endoscopy has been suggested as a potential alternative to endoscopy for detection of esophagogastric varices and severe portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG). The aim of the study was to determine whether PillCam esophageal capsule endoscopy could replace endoscopy for screening purposes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty-two patients with cirrhosis with no previous variceal bleeding had PillCam capsule endoscopy and video endoscopy performed on the same day...
April 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Soichiro Kiyono, Hitoshi Maruyama, Kazufumi Kobayashi, Takayuki Kondo, Tadashi Sekimoto, Taro Shimada, Osamu Yokosuka, Tadashi Yamaguchi
The aim of the study described here was to elucidate the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) prospectively as a tool in the diagnosis of portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG). The peak enhancement time at the upper stomach wall (PT) and intensity ratio at the upper stomach/the spleen (IR) between pre- and peak enhancement were evaluated by CEUS with perflubutane microbubble agent in 56 patients, 42 with cirrhosis (16 with PHG) and 14 controls. The IR was higher in patients with PHG (1.21 ± 0...
August 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Ze-Hao Zhuang, Ai-Fang Lin, Du-Peng Tang, Jing-Jing Wei, Zheng-Ji Liu, Xiao-Mei Xin, Yu-Feng Pan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of duodenal ulcer (DU), as well as other clinical characteristics occurring after endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) of the esophagus. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China, from April 2012 to April 2013. METHODOLOGY: A total of 47 patients with esophageal varices (EVr) who had also undergone EVL and gastroscopic follow-up within 3 months of the procedure was retrospectively analyzed...
April 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Macaulay Amechi Chukwukadibia Onuigbo, Nneoma Agbasi, Jennifer Achebe, Charles Odenigbo, Fidelis Oguejiofor
Portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) is a gastric mucosal lesion complicating portal hypertension, with higher prevalence in decompensated cirrhosis. PHG can sometimes complicate autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) due to the presence of multiple liver cysts. Besides, PHG is known to present as chest pain, with or without hematemesis. Other causes of chest pain in ADPKD include referred chest pain from progressively enlarging kidney cysts, and rare pericardial cysts. Chest pain, especially if pleuritic, in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, is often ascribed to uremic pericarditis...
2016: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
Konstantinos J Dabos, Diana E Yung, Leonidas Bartzis, Peter C Hayes, John N Plevris, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: Portal hypertensive enteropathy (PHE) remains difficult to diagnose in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Limited test choices exist for the inspection of the small bowel in these patients. Small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) is ideal in this situation but rarely performed. We aimed to determine the prevalence of PHE using SBCE in a cirrhotic patient population and correlate its presence with clinical and CT imaging findings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analysed data from cirrhotic patients who underwent SBCE at our unit...
May 2016: Annals of Hepatology
Reda Elwakil, Ashraf Mohammad Al Breedy, Hoda Hassan Abou Gabal
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: A few studies have shown that the degree of portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) and duodenopathy (PHD) has been worsening after the introduction of therapeutic endoscopic interventions. This study aimed to determine the impact of esophageal variceal eradication by endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) on PHG and PHD using endoscopic and histopathologic assessment. METHODS: Fifty patients with esophageal varices for which EVL was indicated were included...
March 1, 2016: Hepatology International
Mamdouh Ahmed Gabr, Mohamed Abd El-Raouf Tawfik, Abd Allah Ahmed El-Sawy
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) in cirrhotic patients occurs mainly from esophageal and gastric varices; however, quite a large number of cirrhotic patients bleed from other sources as well. The aim of the present work is to determine the prevalence of non-variceal UGIB as well as its different causes among the cirrhotic portal hypertensive patients in Nile Delta. METHODS: Emergency upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy for AUGIB was done in 650 patients...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Nicholas Beng Hui Ng, Sivaramakrishnan Venkatesh Karthik, Marion Margaret Aw, Seng Hock Quak
OBJECTIVES: Routine oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) pre-liver transplantation (LT) for evaluation and management of gastrointestinal (GI) pathology, in particular GI varices secondary to portal hypertension, is common practice in adult LT programmes. There is no universal consensus for this practice in children. We report our endoscopic experience in children with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) pre-LT. METHODS: Retrospective audit of LT database and review of OGD findings of patients who had undergone endoscopy preceding LT...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Mihajlo Gjeorgjievski, Mitchell S Cappell
AIM: To describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, natural history, and therapy of portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) based on a systematic literature review. METHODS: Computerized search of the literature was performed via PubMed using the following medical subject headings or keywords: "portal" and "gastropathy"; or "portal" and "hypertensive"; or "congestive" and "gastropathy"; or "congestive" and "gastroenteropathy". The following criteria were applied for study inclusion: Publication in peer-reviewed journals, and publication since 1980...
February 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
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