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Esophageal and Gastric Varices (Esophageal Varices)

Dilated blood vessels in the ESOPHAGUS or GASTRIC FUNDUS that shunt blood from the portal circulation (PORTAL SYSTEM) to the systemic venous circulation. Often they are observed in individuals with portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL).
Also Known As:
Esophageal Varices; Gastric Varices; Varices, Esophageal; Varices, Gastric; Esophageal Varix; Gastric Varix; Varix, Esophageal; Varix, Gastric
Networked: 2563 relevant articles (232 outcomes, 302 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Hemorrhage
2. Varicose Veins (Varicose Vein)
3. Fibrosis (Cirrhosis)
4. Esophageal and Gastric Varices (Esophageal Varices)
5. Portal Hypertension

Experts

1. Orloff, Marshall J: 11 articles (06/2015 - 07/2009)
2. Hye, Robert J: 10 articles (06/2015 - 07/2009)
3. Isenberg, Jon I: 10 articles (06/2015 - 07/2009)
4. Vaida, Florin: 10 articles (06/2015 - 07/2009)
5. Haynes, Kevin S: 10 articles (06/2015 - 07/2009)
6. Wheeler, Henry O: 9 articles (06/2015 - 07/2009)
7. Sato, Morio: 9 articles (08/2014 - 09/2006)
8. Ferrari, Angelo Paulo: 8 articles (01/2015 - 04/2005)
9. Tomikawa, Morimasa: 8 articles (05/2014 - 01/2002)
10. Kawai, Nobuyuki: 8 articles (03/2014 - 09/2006)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Esophageal and Gastric Varices:
1. CyanoacrylatesIBA
2. Propranolol (Inderal)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Vasopressins (Vasopressin)IBA
4. EnbucrilateIBA
5. Somatostatin (Somatotropin Release-Inhibiting Factor)IBA
6. ethanolamine oleate (Ethamolin)FDA Link
7. Sclerosing Solutions (Sclerosing Agents)IBA
8. polidocanol (Laureth)FDA Link
9. Tissue Adhesives (Tissue Adhesive)IBA
10. Octreotide (Sandostatin)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Sclerotherapy
2. Ligation
3. Surgical Portasystemic Shunt (Portosystemic Shunt)
4. Balloon Occlusion
5. Injections