Table 1

Baseline characteristics

Number of patients/
Male gender1041.7
Age in years, median59.022.5–74.7
Aetiology of portal hypertension
 Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)937.5
 Alcoholic cirrhosis625.0
 Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease416.7
 Portal vein thrombosis (secondary to ITP)14.2
 PSC and portal vein stenosis14.2
 Primary biliary cholangitis14.2
 Liver metastasis14.2
 Hepatitis C cirrhosis14.2
Child-Pugh Class
Model for End-stage Liver Disease Score, median1210–17
Previous esophagogastric variceal haemorrhage00
Previous treatment for varices
 Oesophageal variceal band ligation312.5
 Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt28.3
Type of stoma
Indication for stoma
 Inflammatory bowel disease1770.8
 Colorectal cancer520.8
 Previous bowel perforation14.2
 Cystectomy for tuberculosis14.2
Years since stoma formation, median5.42.9–21.6
  • Data presented as number of patients with percentage, or median and IQR as specified.

  • ITP, Immune Thrombocytopaenia.