Endosonographic, endoscopic, and histologic evaluation of alterations in the rectal venous system in patients with portal hypertension.

@article{Dhiman1999EndosonographicEA,
  title={Endosonographic, endoscopic, and histologic evaluation of alterations in the rectal venous system in patients with portal hypertension.},
  author={R. K. Dhiman and Vivek Anand Saraswat and Gaur Choudhuri and Brijesh Chander Sharma and Rakesh Pandey and Subhash R. Naik},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1999},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={218-27}
}
BACKGROUND Colorectal varices and congestive rectopathy or colopathy have been erratically reported in patients with portal hypertension. The clinical importance of these entities has not been described. We assessed the changes in the venous system of the rectum by endoscopy and rectal endosonography (EUS). We also assessed the role of factors such as… CONTINUE READING