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varix

[′var·iks]
(invertebrate zoology)
A conspicuous ridge across each whorl of certain univalves marking the ancestral position of the outer lip of the aperture.
(medicine)
A dilated and tortuous vein, artery, or lymphatic vessel.
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3%), followed by portal hypertensive gastropathy, esophageal, and gastric varices in agreement with other studies.
Recently, the Baveno III consensus conference on portal hypertension recommended that all cirrhotic patients should be screened for the presence of oesophageal varices when liver cirrhosis is diagnosed.
Conclusion: Gastric varices were present in minority of patients undergoing esophago-gastroduodenoscopy, and among them, gastroesophageal varices type 1 was the most common, while isolated gastric varices type 2 was not present in any patient.
Ulcers form once the band slough off at post esophageal variceal band ligation site leads to stricture formation and obliterates varices.
Patients having esophageal or gastric varices on previous or present endoscopy and other severe comorbid conditions (CKD, metastatic malignancy, severe cardiac failure and septicemia) were not included, as they were difficult to be followed up.
Thrombosed splenic vein with intact splenic artery induces hypertensive short gastric veins that can develop into varices in the gastric fundal submucosa.
8) Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), selective embolization, or surgical shunt solutions should be considered in cases of recurrent bleeding varices.
18) In particular, ligation should be considered for patients with high-risk varices in whom beta-blockers are contraindicated or must be discontinued because of adverse effects.
Besides advantages of cost-effective and less invasive, TIPS, however, was always accompanied by complications mainly including stenosis/occlusion, recurrent varices hemorrhage, and hepatic encephalopathy.