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Esophageal and Gastric Varices

"Esophageal and Gastric Varices" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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).

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Esophageal and Gastric Varices" by people in this website by year, and whether "Esophageal and Gastric Varices" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 21 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1996 and 1998 and 2002 and 2006 and 2012
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