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Esophageal and Gastric Varices MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Tree Number(s)
C06.405.117.240
C06.552.494.414
Unique ID
D004932
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004932
Annotation
do not specify esophageal or gastric aspect unless particularly discussed; hemorrhaging esophageal or gastric varices: coordinate with HEMORRHAGE, GASTROINTESTINAL
Scope Note
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).
Entry Version
ESOPHAGEAL GASTRIC VARICES
Entry Term(s)
Esophageal Varices
Esophageal Varix
Gastric Varices
Gastric Varix
NLM Classification #
WI 255
Public MeSH Note
85; was ESOPHAGEAL VARICES 1963-84
Online Note
use ESOPHAGEAL AND GASTRIC VARICES to search ESOPHAGEAL VARICES 1966-84
History Note
85; was ESOPHAGEAL VARICES 1963-84
Date Established
1985/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/07
Esophageal and Gastric Varices Preferred
Gastric Varix Narrower
Esophageal Varices Narrower
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