Portal hypertensive gastropathy: radiographic findings in eight patients.

Research paper by D D Chang, M S MS Levine, G G GG Ginsberg, S E SE Rubesin, I I Laufer

Indexed on: 25 Nov '00Published on: 25 Nov '00Published in: AJR. American journal of roentgenology


The purpose of our study was to determine the findings of portal hypertensive gastropathy on barium studies in eight patients and whether there are useful radiographic criteria for diagnosing this condition.Our experience suggests that portal hypertensive gastropathy may manifest on barium studies as thickened nodular folds in the gastric fundus. Although varices or various forms of gastritis can also produce thickened gastric folds, portal hypertensive gastropathy should be suspected when this finding is detected in patients with known portal hypertension.