Esophageal Varices

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Esophageal varices are extremely dilated sub-mucosal veins in the lower third of the esophagus.[1] They are most often a consequence of portal hypertension,[2] commonly due to cirrhosis.[3] People with esophageal varices have a strong tendency to develop severe bleeding which left untreated can be fatal. Esophageal varices are typically diagnosed through an esophagogastroduodenoscopy.[4] Contents 1 Pathogenesis 2 Histology 3 Pr...

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