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Testing for esophageal varices (portal hypertension)

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Capital Health (N.S.). Endoscopy Unit Staff. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2012.
Pamphlet Number
1458
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Esophageal varcies are a common problem linked to advanced cirrhosis, a disease of the liver. Varicies are expanded blood vessels in the esophagus/eosphagus (swallowing tube) or stomach that can lead to a serious bleeding event. This brochure reviews the testing that is done to look for varicies (endoscopy) including how to get ready and what to expect during and after the test. Possible complications of endoscopy are also reviewed.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Endoscopy Unit Staff
Alternate Title
Testing for eosphageal varices (portal hypertension)
Testing for oesphageal varices (portal hypertension)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2012
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Fibrosis
Hypertension, Portal
Postoperative Care
Preoperative Care
Other Subjects
Esophageal varices
Liver--Cirrhosis
Portal hypertension
Postoperative care
Preoperative care
Abstract
Esophageal varcies are a common problem linked to advanced cirrhosis, a disease of the liver. Varicies are expanded blood vessels in the esophagus/eosphagus (swallowing tube) or stomach that can lead to a serious bleeding event. This brochure reviews the testing that is done to look for varicies (endoscopy) including how to get ready and what to expect during and after the test. Possible complications of endoscopy are also reviewed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endoscopy Unit Staff
Pamphlet Number
1458

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