Background & Aims: Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH) represents a relatively
infrequent group of conditions. This work aimed at determining causes of NCPH and evaluating
the role of some clinical, laboratory, imaging and endoscopic parameters in prediction of
variceal bleeding in an Egyptian cohort with NCPH.
Methods: Sixty patients with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension and oesophageal varices were
included. All underwent complete clinical evaluation, laboratory investigations, Color
Doppler ultrasonography, platelet count/spleen diameter (mm) ratio and upper gastrointestinal
endoscopy. Patients were classified into two groups according to variceal bleeding: (1) Group
I: twenty six patients with history of bleeding or had an attack of bleeding during one year
follow-up; and (2) Group II: thirty four patients without bleeding.