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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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Recombinant-activated factor VII as hemostatic therapy in eight cases of severe hemorrhage from esophageal varices.
The method that has proven to be the best in controlling acute variceal hemorrhage is endoscopic banding of the esophageal varices.
Kurtz et al[3] retrospectively reviewed autopsy cases with esophageal varices from 1951 through 1970 and found 27 of 72 cases with portal hypertension due to massive hepatic metastatic carcinoma.
Elective portal shunt surgery is performed in only a relatively small proportion of patients who have bled from esophageal varices.
The analysis was designed to determine whether patients underwent timely screening for esophageal varices after their initial evaluation by a hepatologist.
In patients with pre-existing esophageal varices (n=82) there were significantly more events (n=14) in the observation arm compared to the treatment arm (n=4) (P=0.
BOSTON -- Carvedilol is more effective than band ligation in preventing the first bleed from esophageal varices, Dr.
Randomized study comparing banding and propranolol to prevent initial variceal hemorrhage in cirrhotics with high-risk esophageal varices.
3 Czterogumkowe latex kits for obliteration of esophageal varices, the trigger mechanism was established by using linseed tendon protects against damage to the working channel, the number of black rubber bands max
Substantial progress in the understanding of the physiology of esophageal varices has clarified treatment options as outlined in recent guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American College of Gastroenterology.
The most lethal of these complications is bleeding esophageal varices.
The alkaloid and antimitotic agent colchicine has shown mixed effects on the progression of fibrosis, ascites, esophageal varices, portal vein pressure, functional status, and mortality in cirrhosis patients, but no studies had assessed its effect against HCC, the investigators said.