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Introducing a new series of monographs, Dr. Child's editorial effort provides an interesting account of the history of our knowledge of the portal circulation, reviews current concepts of the pathophysiology of portal hypertension, briefly discusses technical aspects of surgery of the portal system, and outlines available approaches for management of the major complications of an elevated portal pressure: esophageal varices, ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy.
An extensive experience with surgery and portal hypertension at the University of Michigan is reviewed in the first chapter along with a discussion of the mechanism of portal hypertension, use and technique of splenoportography, precipitating factors
The Liver and Portal Hypertension.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:1206–1207. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-6-1206_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(6):1206-1207.
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