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The Management of an Episode of Variceal Bleeding

  • David Westaby

Abstract

Variceal bleeding is the most serious consequence of portal hypertension and represents a major gastrointestinal emergency, the optimum management of which encompasses a wide range of medical and surgical skills. Both the natural history and the treatment of an episode of variceal hemorrhage are distinct from other causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and as such there is considerable emphasis placed upon early diagnosis.

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Portal Hypertension Esophageal Varix Variceal Bleeding Portal Pressure Gastric Varix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Westaby
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s College Hospital and School of Medicine and DentistryInstitute of Liver StudiesLondonUK

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