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Esophageal and Gastric Varices (Esophageal Varices) Summary

Description: 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).

Also Known As: Esophageal Varices; Gastric Varices; Varices, Esophageal; Varices, Gastric; Esophageal Varix Show All >>

Networked: 2563 relevant articles (232 outcomes, 302 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Esophageal and Gastric Varices

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Cyanoacrylates : 28 outcomes 10 studies in 111 results : IBA
  2. Propranolol (Inderal) : 13 outcomes 15 studies in 65 results : FDA 158 Generic
  3. Vasopressins (Vasopressin) : 9 outcomes 13 studies in 68 results : IBA
  4. Enbucrilate : 8 outcomes 9 studies in 72 results : IBA
  5. Somatostatin (Somatotropin Release-Inhibiting Factor) : 7 outcomes 9 studies in 42 results : IBA
  6. ethanolamine oleate (Ethamolin) : 6 outcomes 9 studies in 60 results : FDA 1
  7. Sclerosing Solutions (Sclerosing Agents) : 4 outcomes 7 studies in 27 results : IBA
  8. polidocanol (Laureth) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 32 results : FDA 1
  9. Tissue Adhesives (Tissue Adhesive) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 30 results : IBA
  10. Octreotide (Sandostatin) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 24 results : FDA 14 Generic
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Diseases Related to Esophageal and Gastric Varices

  1. Hemorrhage
  2. Varicose Veins (Varicose Vein)
  3. Fibrosis (Cirrhosis)
  4. Esophageal and Gastric Varices (Esophageal Varices)
  5. Portal Hypertension
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Key Therapies for Esophageal and Gastric Varices

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  1. Sclerotherapy : 84 outcomes 129 studies in 922 results
  2. Ligation : 55 outcomes 67 studies in 413 results
  3. Surgical Portasystemic Shunt (Portosystemic Shunt) : 13 outcomes 3 studies in 94 results
  4. Balloon Occlusion : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 43 results
  5. Injections : 5 outcomes in 39 results
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