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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Conclusion: The presence of an enlarged spleen is a valid predictor of the presence of oesophageal varices in patients suffering with liver cirrhosis.
Development of oesophageal varices is one of the major complications of portal hypertension.
Non-invasive Diagnosis of Oesophageal Varices Using Systemic Haemodynamic Measurements by Finometry: Comparison with Other Non-invasive Predictive Scores.
7,8 Gastric varices are less prevalent than oesophageal varices and are present in 5%-33% of patients with portal hypertension and the reported incidence of bleeding from gastric varices is about 25% in 2 years compared to 64% in oesophageal varices.
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.
The oesophageal varices were treated with endoscopic band ligation.
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.
The outcome was measured in terms of control of bleeding, rebleeding, number of sessions and number of bands required for complete eradication of oesophageal varices and complications.
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.
Meta-analysis: Isosorbide mononitrate alone or with either beta-blockers or endoscopic therapy for the management of oesophageal varices.