Portal hypertensive colopathy and haematochezia in cirrhotic patients: an endoscopic study.

BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS In patients with liver cirrhosis, portal hypertensive colopathy (PHC) and anorectal varices (ARVs) are thought to cause lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. In the present work, we studied the diagnostic yield of colonoscopy in cirrhotic patients and haematochezia. PATIENTS AND METHODS The current study was conducted on 77… (More)