oesophageal varices

e·soph·a·ge·al va·ri·ces

(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl var'i-sēz)
Longitudinal venous varices at the lower end of the esophagus as a result of portal hypertension; they are superficial and liable to ulceration and massive bleeding.
Synonym(s): oesophageal varices.

oesophageal varices

Varicose veins, often large, occurring at the lower end of the gullet (oesophagus) in conditions such as CIRRHOSIS of the liver in which there is severe restriction to the flow of blood from the intestine to the liver in the PORTAL VEIN. Such varices may bleed dangerously and this is treated by means of compression with a balloon and by injections which cause the blood in the veins to clot.

e·soph·a·ge·al va·ri·ces

(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl var'i-sēz)
Longitudinal venous varices at lower end of esophagus as a result of portal hypertension; superficial and liable to ulceration and massive bleeding.
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On Saturday, he was transferred to a general medical centre in the city of Shebin Al-Koom in Menufiya; four days later he reportedly encountered bleeding from oesophageal varices, and died after six hours.
Peptic ulceration in the duodenum or stomach and oesophageal varices are the conditions most often responsible for patients who have the potential to present with life-threatening haemorrhage.
Findings were that of grade 1 oesophageal varices with no features of variceal bleed.
She was born deaf and blind, she has brain damage and severe cerebral palsy with oesophageal varices which are like varicose veins on her stomach.
Bleeding oesophageal varices -- small, protruding veins that line the gullet (oesophagus) -- are an early sign of the condition.
Portal hypertension is the pathophysiologic basis for the formation of oesophageal varices, which are present in 60-80% of patients with cirrhosis [1].
For example, many patients come to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham's regional liver unit with oesophageal varices, a condition often associated with alcoholic liver disease.
SEP has distribution rights in certain European countries for two further products, Amphocil(R), an antifungal agent and Haemopressin(R), a product for the treatment of Bleeding Oesophageal Varices.
Sanjo Plestina et al, have concluded in their study that portal vein size on ultrasound is independently associated with bleeding oesophageal varices [6].
2) Endoscopic control of bleeding is widely used as the emergency treatment of choice for actively bleeding oesophageal varices.
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