What causes postsinusoidal portal hypertension in cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The classic postsinusoidal condition is an entity known as veno-occlusive disease. Obliteration of the terminal hepatic venules may result from ingestion of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in Comfrey tea or Jamaican bush tea or following the high-dose chemotherapy that precedes bone marrow transplantation.


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