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Nodular regenerative hyperplasia related portal hypertension in a patient with hypogammaglobulinaemia

By Barun Kumar Lal and Adrian Stanley

Abstract

Nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) of liver is a relatively rare liver disorder, but a frequent cause of noncirrhotic portal hypertension. We present a lady with common variable immune deficiency who presented with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and deranged liver function tests but preserved synthetic function. Upper gastrointestinal endoscope showed bleeding gastric varices and non-bleeding oesophageal varices. Although her oesophageal varices were eradicated by repeated endoscopic band ligation, the gastric varices failed to resolve after repeated endoscopic histocryl injection and she eventually needed transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement. Liver biopsy showed NRH. We review the association of hypogammaglobinaemia and NRH and discuss the appropriate management of portal hypertension in NRH

Publisher: 'Baishideng Publishing Group Inc.'
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i22.3502
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.gla.ac.uk:187176
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