General rules for recording endoscopic findings of esophagogastric varices (2ND EDITION)

Takashi Tajiri, Hiroshi Yoshida, Katsutoshi Obara, Morikazu Onji, Masayoshi Kage, Seigo Kitano, Norihiro Kokudo, Shigehiro Kokubu, Isao Sakaida, Michio Sata, Hisao Tajiri, Kazuhiro Tsukada, Toshiaki Nonami, Makoto Hashizume, Shouzou Hirota, Naoya Murashima, Fuminori Moriyasu, Katsunori Saigenji, Hiroyasu Makuuchi, Kazuhiko OhoTomoharu Yoshida, Hiroaki Suzuki, Akitake Hasumi, Kiwamu Okita, Shunji Futagawa, Yasuo Idezuki

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Abstract

General rules for recording endoscopic findings of esophageal varices were initially proposed in 1980 and revised in 1991. These rules have widely been used in Japan and other countries. Recently, portal hypertensive gastropathy has been recognized as a distinct histological and functional entity. Endoscopic ultrasonography can clearly depict vascular structures around the esophageal wall in patients with portal hypertension. Owing to progress in medicine, we have updated and slightly modified the former rules. The revised rules are simpler and more straightforward than the former rules and include newly recognized findings of portal hypertensive gastropathy and a new classification for endoscopic ultrasonographic findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalDigestive Endoscopy
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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    Tajiri, T., Yoshida, H., Obara, K., Onji, M., Kage, M., Kitano, S., Kokudo, N., Kokubu, S., Sakaida, I., Sata, M., Tajiri, H., Tsukada, K., Nonami, T., Hashizume, M., Hirota, S., Murashima, N., Moriyasu, F., Saigenji, K., Makuuchi, H., ... Idezuki, Y. (2010). General rules for recording endoscopic findings of esophagogastric varices (2ND EDITION). Digestive Endoscopy, 22(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1443-1661.2009.00929.x