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Descriptor English:   Esophageal and Gastric Varices 
Descriptor Spanish:   Várices Esofágicas y Gástricas 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Varizes Esofágicas e Gástricas 
Synonyms English:   Esophageal Varices
Esophageal Varix
Gastric Varices
Gastric Varix
Varices, Esophageal
Varices, Gastric
Varix, Esophageal
Varix, Gastric  
Tree Number:   C06.405.117.240
C06.552.494.414
Definition English:   Dilated blood vessels in the ESOPHAGUS or GASTRIC FUNDUS that shunt blood from the portal circulation (PORTAL SYSTEM) to the systemic venous circulation. Often they are observed in individuals with portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL). 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not specify esophageal or gastric aspect unless particularly discussed; hemorrhaging esophageal or gastric varices: coord IM with HEMORRHAGE, GASTROINTESTINAL (IM)
History Note English:   85; was ESOPHAGEAL VARICES 1963-84 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   23995 
Unique Identifier:   D004932 

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