Noninvasive variceal pressure measurement may be useful for predicting effect of sclerotherapy for esophageal varices

Kiichiro Ueno, Makoto Hashizume, Masayuki Ohta, Morimasa Tomikawa, Seigo Kitano, Keizo Sugimachi

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This study assessed the relationship between variceal pressure and morphological findings and hemodynamics of esophageal varices as well as the effect of sclerotherapy. Esophageal variceal pressure was measured in 40 patients with portal hypertension, using a noninvasive method. Esophageal variceal pressures were significantly higher in moderate or large varices than they were in small varices. Variceal pressures were significantly higher in patients with red color signs on the varices than in those without. According to the percutaneous transhepatic portography, the structure of the esophageal varices was classified into two types: the bar type and the palisading type. The maximum variceal pressure was significantly higher in the bar type than in the palisading type. In patients who underwent more than five sessions of sclerotherapy, the variceal pressure was significantly higher than in those receiving less than four sessions. These results suggest that variceal pressure may well reflect the vascular pattern and be useful for predicting the effect of sclerotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-196
Number of pages6
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 27 1996

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Sclerotherapy
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Pressure
Varicose Veins
Portography
Portal Hypertension
Blood Vessels
Color
Hemodynamics

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  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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Noninvasive variceal pressure measurement may be useful for predicting effect of sclerotherapy for esophageal varices. / Ueno, Kiichiro; Hashizume, Makoto; Ohta, Masayuki; Tomikawa, Morimasa; Kitano, Seigo; Sugimachi, Keizo.

In: Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Vol. 41, No. 1, 27.02.1996, p. 191-196.

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Ueno, Kiichiro ; Hashizume, Makoto ; Ohta, Masayuki ; Tomikawa, Morimasa ; Kitano, Seigo ; Sugimachi, Keizo. / Noninvasive variceal pressure measurement may be useful for predicting effect of sclerotherapy for esophageal varices. In: Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 1996 ; Vol. 41, No. 1. pp. 191-196.
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