Biliopathy – a Lesser Known Complication of Portal Hypertension.
Case Report and Review of the Literature
Horia Stefanescu1, Mircea
Grigorescu1, Marcel Tantau2, Radu Badea3, Rodica Cormos4
1) Internal Medicine Department.
2) Endoscopy Department. 3) Ultrasonography Department. 4) Gastroenterology
Department, 3rd Medical Clinic, University of Medicine and Pharmacy,
Portal biliopathy is a newly
introduced term, describing the changes observed in the biliary
ducts of portal hypertension patients. We present here the case
of a patient diagnosed with portal vein thrombosis secondary
to a chronic pancreatitis; the abnormalities in the bile ducts
were observed during the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
We also review the existing information on this subject in the
Portal hypertension - portal
cavernoma - porto-portal collaterals - biliary compresion and