Gastric varices: an updated review of management.

@article{Irani2011GastricVA,
  title={Gastric varices: an updated review of management.},
  author={Shayan S. Irani and Kris V. Kowdley and Richard A. Kozarek},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={
          133-48
        }
}
Gastric varices are less prevalent than esophageal varices, but are associated with an increased mortality with each bleeding episode. This review describes the portal hemodynamics, classification, and management of gastric varices. Management options are outlined based on the most recent literature and according to the clinical presentation of acutely bleeding gastric varices, secondary prophylaxis after bleeding, and primary prophylaxis against an initial bleed. The optimal treatment remains… CONTINUE READING

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