EDWIN POLISH; B. H. SULLIVAN JR.
The mechanisms which operate to produce hemorrhage from esophageal varices are not entirely clear. It has been suggested that esophagitis may be a factor contributing to the eventual rupture of varices in the esophagus.1, 2 In order to investigate this hypothesis we have reviewed the endoscopic findings in 120 patients with esophageal varices, of whom 71 had a history of hemorrhage.
One hundred twenty patients representing successive cases of esophageal varices diagnosed by esophagoscopy were included in this study. Almost without exception, the primary disease in these patients was hepatic cirrhosis. Esophagoscopy was performed to investigate the cause of
POLISH E, SULLIVAN BH. ESOPHAGITIS ASSOCIATED WITH HEMORRHAGE FROM ESOPHAGEAL VARICES1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:908–911. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-908
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):908-911.
Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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