Pathophysiology of variceal bleeding

  • Angels Escorsell
  • Jaime Bosch

Abstract

Variceal formation is an almost unavoidable complication of cirrhosis. Varices are already present in about 40% of compensated, asymptomatic patients at diagnosis, and the incidence increases to up to 90% of patients on long-term follow up1. The annual incidence is around 6% per year2.

Keywords

Portal Hypertension Esophageal Varix Variceal Bleeding Portal Pressure Wall Tension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angels Escorsell
  • Jaime Bosch
    • 1
  1. 1.Hepatic Hemodynamic LaboratoryLiver Unit Hospital ClinicBarcelonaSpain

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