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 176 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Incidence of HCV induced-Esophageal varices in Egypt: Valuable knowledge using data mining analysis.
 

Author(s): Mahmoud Abdel-Aty, Mahmoud Fouad, Mohammad M Sallam, Elsayed A Elgohary, Ali Ismael, Abdallah Nawara, Baha Hawary, Mohammed Tag-Adeen, Salama Khaled

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(4):e5647.

 

Esophageal varices is one of the most important comorbidity related liver cirrhosis, patients usually presented with hematemesis, melena, or both, ultimately 20% is the mortality during the first attack, hence we aimed to investigate the incidence of such esophageal varices related ...

Last Updated: 25 Jan 2017

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[Management of pediatric patients with esophageal varices].
 

Author(s): Sofía Verdaguer D, Juan Cristóbal Gana A

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2016 Jul;144(7):879-85.

 

There is a paucity of good quality research about the diagnosis of esophageal varices and the prophylaxis and treatment of variceal bleeding in pediatric patients with portal hypertension There is little consensus and practically no evidence-based approach about the management of these patients.

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2016

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Regression of esophageal varices and splenomegaly in two patients with hepatitis-C-related liver cirrhosis after interferon and ribavirin combination therapy.
 

Author(s): Soon Jae Lee, Yoo-Kyung Cho, Soo-Young Na, Eun Kwang Choi, Sun Jin Boo, Seung Uk Jeong, Hyung Joo Song, Heung Up Kim, Bong Soo Kim, Byung-Cheol Song

Journal: Clin Mol Hepatol. 2016 Sep;22(3):390-395.

 

Some recent studies have found regression of liver cirrhosis after antiviral therapy in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related liver cirrhosis, but there have been no reports of complete regression of esophageal varices after interferon/peg-interferon and ribavirin combination ...

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2016

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The terms "Esophageal Varices" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bleeding 'downhill' esophageal varices associated with benign superior vena cava obstruction: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Michael Loudin, Sharon Anderson, Barry Schlansky

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Proximal or 'downhill' esophageal varices are a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Unlike the much more common distal esophageal varices, which are most commonly a result of portal hypertension, downhill esophageal varices result from vascular obstruction of the superior ...

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2016

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Diagnostic Accuracy of APRI, AAR, FIB-4, FI, King, Lok, Forns, and FibroIndex Scores in Predicting the Presence of Esophageal Varices in Liver Cirrhosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Han Deng, Xingshun Qi, Xiaozhong Guo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Oct;94(42):e1795.

 

Aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio (APRI), aspartate aminotransferase-to-alanine aminotransferase ratio (AAR), FIB-4, FI, King, Lok, Forns, and FibroIndex scores may be simple and convenient noninvasive diagnostic tests, because they are based on the regular laboratory tests ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Endoscopic treatment of esophageal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis.
 

Author(s): Christos Triantos, Maria Kalafateli

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Sep;20(36):13015-26.

 

Variceal bleeding is a life-threatening complication of portal hypertension with a six-week mortality rate of approximately 20%. Patients with medium- or large-sized varices can be treated for primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding using two strategies: non-selective beta-blockers ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2014

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Preventing Recurrent Bleeding After Eradication of Esophageal Varices
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Varices

 

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2016

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Last Updated: 6 Mar 2017

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Non-invasive Prediction of Esophageal Varices in Liver Cirrhosis: A Multicenter Observational Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Liver Cirrhosis; Esophageal and Gastric Varices

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2016

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