Pathological Changes of Esophagogastric Varices After Endoscopic Sclerotherapy
In cases where gastric varices are contiguous with esophageal varices, it has been reported that most of the feeders of the esophagogastric varices are the left gastric vein and/or the short gastric veins [1, 2]. It was thought that the gastric varices are residual varices that sometimes become larger after the treatment of esophageal varices alone by injection sclerotherapy. Simultaneous obliteration of the gastric and the esophageal varices were obtained, when the sclerosant was intravariceally injected into their feeders during treatment for esophageal varices. At times, a histopathological study of esophagogastric variceal changes is not enough to predict the final outcome of the sclerotherapy. Therefore, the present study was carried out in an attempt to elucidate the pathological course of the esophagogastric varices after injection sclerotherapy.
KeywordsPortal Hypertension Hepatic Failure Esophageal Varix Biliary Atresia Gastric Varix
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