1.11 Interdisciplinary treatment of portal hypertension

Course leader:
Prof. J. Ricke

Dr. J. Weigt

Maximum number of participants: 6
Duration: 2 days
Dates: on request

Course fee: on request

Course objective: The optimal treatment of portal hypertension is an interdisciplinary problem. Of course the majority of uncomplicated variceal bleeding can be prevented or stopped by endoscopy. Beyond that, symptomatical ascites is usually adjusted excellently with drugs. Nevertheless, in many cases the cooperation between gastroenterologists and interventional radiologists is very helpful or crucial for the therapeutic success. This concerns especially the patients who are seriously ill with recurrent oesophageal bleeding and refractory ascites. Perfect cooperation between gastroenterology and radiology means that standard operating procedures are determined exactly for the implementation of variceal ligation, deployment of histoacryl, hemorrhagic embolisation and the installation of TIPSS from indication to technical implementation. For these patients, such cooperation can be lifesaving.
The goal of the portal hypertension course is not only to convey technical skills, but also construct interdisciplinary algorithms. Accordingly, this course is aimed at doctors from different disciplines, but especially at gastroenterologists and radiologists. In our opinion, it would be ideal if doctors from different disciplines at one hospital booked this course together to develop a feeling for their colleagues’ abibilities and to develop common standard operating procedures. 
Major target group: Especially gastroenterologists and radiologists, working in the same hospital ideally; hepatologists, surgeons.
This course can be adapted to individual needs of e.g. hospitals and practitioners.


Day 1 - Theoretical section

  • Pathophysiology of portal hypertension
  • Complications of portal hypertension
  • Medical treatment
  • Interventional therapy: possibilities of gastroenterologists
  • Interventional therapy: possiblities of radiologists
  • Guidelines and recommendations

Day 2 - Practical section

  • Oesophageal variceal ligature (gastroenterologist)
  • TIPSS (radiologist)
  • Sclerotherapy
  • (gastroenterologist)
  • Histoacryl therapy
  • (gastroenterologist)
  • Transarterial hemorrhagic embolisation with coils and liquid embolic agents (radiologist)
  • Final discussion: interdisciplinary, interactive development of treatment paths

Registration Conditions:

Registration is compulsory. Cancellations recieved up to two weeks prior to the event date will be charged with a processing fee of 25,- Euros. After this date or in case of non-attendance, we will calculate the entire conference fee. Registration as well as cancellation must be in writing.


Please contact Madeleine Beneke for all general or booking requests.
phone: +49 391 6715561
e-mail: info@dafmt.de
address: Leipziger Strasse 44, 39120 Magdeburg/Germany