portal hypertension

Question Number 1613

the following are true of the findings in portal hypertension

a) small bowel varices are usually associated with prior abdominal surgery
b) isolated splenic vein thrombosis is usually associated with esophageal varices
c) prominence of the left hepatic vein is commonly due to portosystemic collaterals to the para-umbilical veins
d) a corrected wedged hepatic venous pressure of 12mm Hg is indicative of portal venous hypertension
e) in Banti's syndrome (non-cirrhotic idiopathic portal hypertension) hepatic vein branches typically join at approximately perpendicular angles


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