Bleeding Esophageal Varices . Hemorrhage from esophageal varices is a severe complication of cirrhosis with portal hypertension. After band ligation, the patient's condition stabilized, with no further bleeding.

Hemorrhage from esophageal varices is a severe complication of cirrhosis with portal hypertension. After band ligation, the patient's condition stabilized, with no further bleeding.

VERY cool link on Portal HTN - Varices are varicose veins, visible on endoscopy, an upper GI series or other imaging studies, that occur in the esophagus or stomach as a result of portal hypertension

link on Portal HTN - Varices are varicose veins, visible on endoscopy, an upper GI series or other imaging studies, that occur in the esophagus or stomach as a result of portal hypertension

The left side of the illustration shows a patient with advanced cirrhosis and marked dilatation of surrounding veins. The inset shows an internal longitudinal view of the esophagus, with the presence of esophageal varices. The far right inset shows the esophageal view of the visible varices as seen from the operator of the endoscope.

Core Concepts - Screening for Varices and Prevention of Bleeding - Management of Cirrhosis-Related Complications - Hepatitis C Online

Therapeutic endoscopy for esophageal varicies is considered the mainstay of urgent treatment. Two main therapeutic approaches exist:        Variceal ligation, or banding.      Sclerotherapy.    In cases of refractory bleeding, balloon tamponade with Sengstaken-Blakemore tube may be necessary

Gastroscopy image of esophageal varices with prominent red wale spots.

Esophageal varices may or may not bleed. The condition that bleeds is life-threatening. Treatment aims to prevent or stop the bleeding, to avoid complications.... http://www.natural-health-news.com/esophageal-varices-symptoms-causes-diagnosis-and-treatment

Esophageal varices may or may not bleed. The condition that bleeds is life-threatening. Treatment aims to prevent or stop the bleeding, to avoid complications.

Esophageal Varices Animation Nursing Overview - YouTube

Nursing School Doesn't Have to be so DAMN Hard! Banding, Bleeding, Cirrhosis, and complications of esophageal varices. What should the nurse know and how sho.

Esophageal Dysphagia: Esophageal Varices....a complication found with liver diseases

rightatrium: “ High BP in the liver [aka portal hypertension] forces collateral circulation to form. In other words, the liver is sick [full of scar tissue causing it to become bumpy and lumpy]; this causes the pressure inside the portal vein to go.

esophageal varices with cherry red spots

esophageal varices with cherry red spots

internal medicine knowledge: esophageal varices with cherry red spots

internal medicine knowledge: esophageal varices with cherry red spots

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