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What Is Portal Hypertension?

Other Treatments for Portal Hypertension

  • Liver transplant. This is done in cases of end-stage liver disease.
  • Devascularization. A surgical procedure that removes the bleeding varices. This procedure is done when a TIPS or a surgical shunt is not possible or is unsuccessful in controlling the bleeding.
  • Paracentesis. This is a procedure in which the accumulation of fluid in the abdomen (ascites) is directly removed. The results are usually temporary and the procedure will need to be repeated as needed.

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Reviewed by Andrew Seibert, MD on September 19, 2012

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