General rules for recording endoscopic findings of esophagogastric varices (2nd edition).

@article{Tajiri2010GeneralRF,
  title={General rules for recording endoscopic findings of esophagogastric varices (2nd edition).},
  author={Takashi Tajiri and Hiroshi Yoshida and Katsutoshi Obara and Morikazu Onji and Masayoshi Kage and Seigo Kitano and Norihiro Kokudo and Shigehiro Kokubu and Isao Sakaida and Michio Sata and Hisao Tajiri and Kazuhiro Tsukada and Toshiaki Nonami and Makoto Hashizume and Shouzou Hirota and Naoya Murashima and Fuminori Moriyasu and Katsunori Saigenji and Hiroyasu Makuuchi and Kazuhiko Oho and Tomoharu Yoshida and Hiroaki Suzuki and Akitake Hasumi and Kiwamu Okita and Shunji Futagawa and Yasuo Idezuki},
  journal={Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
General rules for recording endoscopic findings of esophageal varices were initially proposed in 1980 and revised in 1991. These rules have widely been used in Japan and other countries. Recently, portal hypertensive gastropathy has been recognized as a distinct histological and functional entity. Endoscopic ultrasonography can clearly depict vascular structures around the esophageal wall in patients with portal hypertension. Owing to progress in medicine, we have updated and slightly modified… CONTINUE READING

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