Doppler sonography of portal hypertension

Kathryn A. Robinson, William D. Middleton, Rashid Al-Sukaiti, Sharlene A. Teefey, Nirvikar Dahiya

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Abstract

Doppler sonography is frequently obtained in patients with chronic liver disease, patients with suspected portal hypertension, and patients with known portal hypertension. In this clinical setting, it is important to understand both the normal hemodynamics of the liver and the morphological and hemodynamic changes that occur with portal hypertension. Among the many findings of portal hypertension are enlargement of the portal vein, decreased portal vein velocity, increased congestion index, development of portosystemic collaterals, and reversal of portal vein flow. The most important portal systemic collaterals to focus on with Doppler are the coronary vein and the umbilical vein. Using all of these clues, it is possible to diagnose portal hypertension with a high degree of sensitivity and specificity in most patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalUltrasound Quarterly
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

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Doppler Ultrasonography
Portal Hypertension
Portal Vein
Hemodynamics
Umbilical Veins
Liver Diseases
Coronary Vessels
Chronic Disease
Sensitivity and Specificity
Liver

Keywords

  • Doppler
  • Liver
  • Portal hypertension
  • Portal vein
  • Portosystemic collaterals
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Robinson, K. A., Middleton, W. D., Al-Sukaiti, R., Teefey, S. A., & Dahiya, N. (2009). Doppler sonography of portal hypertension. Ultrasound Quarterly, 25(1), 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1097/RUQ.0b013e31819c8685

Doppler sonography of portal hypertension. / Robinson, Kathryn A.; Middleton, William D.; Al-Sukaiti, Rashid; Teefey, Sharlene A.; Dahiya, Nirvikar.

In: Ultrasound Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 1, 03.2009, p. 3-13.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Robinson, KA, Middleton, WD, Al-Sukaiti, R, Teefey, SA & Dahiya, N 2009, 'Doppler sonography of portal hypertension', Ultrasound Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1097/RUQ.0b013e31819c8685
Robinson, Kathryn A. ; Middleton, William D. ; Al-Sukaiti, Rashid ; Teefey, Sharlene A. ; Dahiya, Nirvikar. / Doppler sonography of portal hypertension. In: Ultrasound Quarterly. 2009 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 3-13.
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