Esophageal Varices

Common Name(s)

Esophageal Varices

Esophageal varices are abnormal, enlarged veins in the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Esophageal varices usually don't cause signs and symptoms unless they rupture and begin bleeding. This can cause vomiting blood, tarry or bloody stoole, or shock. Most often, esophageal varices occur in people with serious liver diseases. A number of drugs and medical procedures can help prevent and stop the bleeding from esophageal varices such as medication to reduce blood pressure, a surgical procedure to tie off the bleeding vein, and a liver replacement.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Esophageal Varices" returned 127 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A new sampling method for spleen stiffness measurement based on quantitative acoustic radiation force impulse elastography for noninvasive assessment of esophageal varices in newly diagnosed HCV-related cirrhosis.
 

Author(s): Leonardo Rizzo, Massimo Attanasio, Marilia Rita Pinzone, Massimiliano Berretta, Michele Malaguarnera, Aldo Morra, Luca L'Abbate, Luca Balestreri, Giuseppe Nunnari, Bruno Cacopardo

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():365982.

 

In our study, we evaluated the feasibility of a new sampling method for splenic stiffness (SS) measurement by Quantitative Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography (Virtual Touch Tissue Quantification (VTTQ)).We measured SS in 54 patients with HCV-related cirrhosis of whom 28 ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2014

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Ultrasound based techniques and transient elastography may not be precise methods for the detection of esophageal varices in liver cirrhosis.
 

Author(s): Reza Jalli, Mohammad Kazem Hosseini-Asl, Ahad Eshraghian, Bahar Rezaei

Journal: Med Ultrason. 2014 Mar;16(1):78-9.

 

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2014

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A clinical prediction model and its application for bleeding in chronic liver failure patients with esophageal varices.
 

Author(s): X Wang, B-M Wang, G Li, Z-J Li, C Chen, M-Y Piao

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Nov;17(22):3046-55.

 

We aimed to explore the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score, endotoxin, bleeding score and dynamic changes of D-dimer in chronic liver failure patients with portal hypertension and esophageal varices, and explored their potential contact with ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2013

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The terms "Esophageal Varices" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Non-invasive ultrasound-based diagnosis and staging of esophageal varices in liver cirrhosis. A systematic review of the literature published in the third millenium.
 

Author(s): Adriana Binţinţan, Romeo Ioan Chira, Petru Adrian Mircea

Journal: Med Ultrason. 2013 Jun;15(2):116-24.

 

Endoscopic surveilance of esophageal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis is expensive for the health system and uncomfortable for the patients. Recently, non-invasive ultrasound-based parameters seem to offer valuable informations about the status of esophaeal varices and thus ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2013

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Evaluation and treatment of esophageal varices in the cirrhotic patient.
 

Author(s): Eyal Ashkenazi, Yulia Kovalev, Eli Zuckerman

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2013 Feb;15(2):109-15.

 

Portal hypertension is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in liver cirrhosis. Complications of portal hypertension in cirrhotic patients include esophageal and gastric varices, portal hypertensive gastropathy, ascites, hepatorenal syndrome, hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary ...

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2013

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New methods for the management of esophageal varices.
 

Author(s): Hiroshi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Mamada, Nobuhiko Taniai, Takashi Tajiri

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2007 Mar;13(11):1641-5.

 

Bleeding from esophageal varices (EVs) is a catastrophic complication of chronic liver disease. Many years ago, surgical procedures such as esophageal transection or distal splenorenal shunting were the only treatments for EVs. In the 1970s, interventional radiology procedures such ...

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2007

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Primary Prevention of Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Concomitant Esophageal Varices
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bleeding Esophageal Varices; Hepatocellular Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2013

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Transparent Cap-assisted Endoscopic Sclerotherapy
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Varices

 

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2015

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Hemodynamic Effects of Terlipressin and High Dose Octreotide
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gastric and Esophageal Varices

 

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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