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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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It is therefore pertinent to have gastric endoscopy in patients with PVT as portal hypertensive gastropathy is more often present in the acute PVT, secondary to cancer or cirrhosis, whereas large esophageal varices are often present in patients with chronic PVT.
Platelet count/spleen diameter ratio to predict esophageal varices in Mexican patients with hepatic cirrhosis.
Portal hypertension, size of esophageal varices and risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in alcoholic cirrhosis.
This further signifies the higher mortality related to esophageal varices and associated chronic liver disease, which is more prevalent in Pakistan.
Among relapsers, one patient decompensated and developed esophageal varices one year after treatment.
Randomized controlled trial of emergency transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt versus emergency portacaval shunt treatment of acute bleeding esophageal varices in cirrhosis.
In patients with liver cirrhosis who have had previous bleeding from esophageal varices, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis presence, or some other bacterial infection, it is recommended to apply prophylactic oral antibiotic treatment for seven days per month for the purpose of selective intestinal decontamination [15, 16].
difficile infection, and who was unable to undergo nasogastric delivery because of esophageal varices.
It is expected that 3 million patients in Pakistan are suffering from severe progressive hepatitis C and this will lead to liver failure and esophageal varices which can actively bleed and lead to slow death.