Grade II oesophageal varices. What is the dignosis?

Patient

Q: Endoscopy findings oesophagus multiple column of grade II oesophageal varices seen at lower oesophagus Stomach erosion seen in the antrim. Duodndum normal up to the second part

Doctor

A:   Esophageal varices are dilated, tortuous veins within the wall of the esophagus. They are most commonly seen in patients with chronic liver disease that has led of cirrhosis and subsequent portal hypertension. Massive varices may bleed, causing severe hemorrhage, a life threatening complication. Grade 2 varices are enlarged, tortuous esophageal varices occupying less than one third of the lumen. Currently, prevention of variceal bleeding is by using non selective beta blockers to reduce splanchnic blood flow and portal pressure. Foe those who cannot tolerate beta blockers or in whom they are contraindicated, Endoscopic Band Ligation (EBL) is performed.

Related Q&A

Q: I have pain in lower abdomen from last few days, it feels swollen, my appetite is reduced as well. I'm worried as to ...

Q: My son went for his yearly routine blood work. The doctor told me that his AST was out of range - 50u/l and his Alt ...

Q: I have lots of pain in my bowels at different times and i seem to be always constipated. like tonight thoughh someti...

Q: I believe my husband been misdiagnosed. He suffer from upper abdominal pain, chronic constipation throughout the day ...

Q: Help! Is it parasite (roundworm and so on)? Or hp? Or something else? Thank you so much.

MOST DOCTOR RECOMMENDATIONS
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews