Idiopathic portal hypertension is most commonly
found in Japan (female > male) and India (male > female). Patients usually
present with bleeding from gastroesophageal varices in the absence of
ascites, jaundice, or other signs of hepatic failure. Patients usually
present for treatment of varices by sclerotherapy or portocaval anastomoses.
Prognosis is usually good. Symptoms may include ascites, weakness, anemia,
leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and/or episodes of bleeding from the