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What are other treatments for portal hypertension?

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Other treatments for portal hypertension include:

  • 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 transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (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.

From: What Is Portal Hypertension? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: WebMD Medical Reference. The Merck Manual.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

SOURCES: WebMD Medical Reference. The Merck Manual.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

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