Pathological Findings for Esophageal Varices

  • Masahiro Arakawa
  • Masayosi KageEmail author


The citing of pathological findings regarding the esophageal varices is uncommon.

Accordingly, the authors report on the histology of esophageal varices including studying failure images of esophageal varices by pathologists and a specialist in endoscopy removing the lower esophagus and stomach at an autopsy en bloc and injecting a liquid into which we mixed gelatin and barium into varicose blood vessels. Also, we compared this histology with endoscopic findings and examined the angioarchitecture of the lower esophagus and discussed the origin of the esophageal variceal rupture.


Pathology Esophageal varices Esophageal variceal rupture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyAsakura Medical Association HospitalAsakuraJapan
  2. 2.Kurume University Research Center for Innovative Cancer TherapyKurumeJapan

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