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Prediction of Hemorrhage from Gastric Fundal Varices

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The risk of bleeding from gastric fundal varices in patients with cirrhosis can be predicted from clinical and endoscopic findings. The most important risk for factor for bleeding is the size of the fundal varices, similar to the increase risk seen in esophageal varices and reflecting the increased pressure and blood flow within the variceal vessels.

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