Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1985 Nov;5(1):1-6.

Combined Upper Gastrointestinal Lesions with Esophageal Varices

Abstract

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding in cirrhotic patients is a serious emergency which is associated with high mortality. Cirrhotic patients commonly have, in additian to esophageal varices, other upper gastrointestinal lesions which accont for occasional bleeding episodes. Since the theapy of bleeding esophageal varices differs from the treatment of nonvariceal bleeding, delay and inaccuracy in determining the source of bleeding contribute ta high mortality. (continue...)


MeSH Terms

Emergencies
Esophageal and Gastric Varices*
Hemorrhage
Humans
Mortality
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