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glossary:portal_hypertension [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||High [[blood pressure]] in the vein that carries [[blood]] to the [[liver]] from the stomach, small and large intestines, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder. It is usually caused by a block in the blood flow through the liver due to [[cirrhosis]] (scarring) of the liver.|