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Portal Hypertension: Clinical and Physiological Aspects

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Okuda Kunio, Benhamou Jean-Pierre. ; eds. 569 pages. Tokyo: : Springer-Verlag; ; 1991.. $298.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(5):447. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-117-5-447_1
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The history of portal hypertension tells us that treatment for its complications, bleeding esophageal varices in particular, did not improve over many decades. The availability of endoscopic and pharmacotherapeutic treatments, with their attendant advantages and shortcomings, may well have changed this situation. The literature has expanded considerably in this area recently, and this book provides us with a timely overview of this increasingly complex subject. The first of its kind on this topic, it is remarkably well written, well referenced, and comprehensive. Authors selected are recognized authorities in the field. The text discusses portal hypertension using reviews of pathophysiology and


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