Gastric and ectopic varices.

  title={Gastric and ectopic varices.},
  author={Zachary H Henry and Dushant S. Uppal and Wael E. A. Saad and Stephen Hugh Caldwell},
  journal={Clinics in liver disease},
  volume={18 2},
Although often considered together, gastric and ectopic varices represent complications of a heterogeneous group of underlying diseases. Commonly, these are known to arise in patients with cirrhosis secondary to portal hypertension; however, they also arise in patients with noncirrhotic portal hypertension, most often secondary to venous thrombosis of the portal venous system. One of the key initial assessments is to define the underlying condition leading to the formation of these portal… CONTINUE READING
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