J. L. BOYER, M.D.; K. P. SEN GUPTA, M.B., D.PHIL.; S. K. BISWAS, M.B., D.PHIL.; N. C. PAL, M.B., D.PHIL.; K. C. BASU MALLICK, M.D., PH.D.; F. L. IBER, M.D.; A. K. BASU, M.S.
Portal hypertension of unexplained cause is a relatively uncommon but recurring problem (1-18). Reports of this condition occur throughout the world, and although different underlying disease processes may be involved, the portal hypertension in each patient is associated with good liver function and structure and patent portal and splenic veins.
The term idiopathic, or primary, portal hypertension has been used in the past to designate those patients in whom no cause for the portal hypertension could be determined. The reported prevalence varies but suggests that a large number of such patients is found in tropical countries. In the past few
J. L. BOYER, K. P. SEN GUPTA, S. K. BISWAS, N. C. PAL, K. C. BASU MALLICK, F. L. IBER, et al. Idiopathic Portal Hypertension: Comparison with the Portal Hypertension of Cirrhosis and Extrahepatic Portal Vein Obstruction. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:41–68. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-1-41
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