Varices

Varices may refer to:

In lower extremities
  • Varicose veins, large tortuous veins usually found on legs
In the digestive system
  • Sublingual varices
  • Esophageal varices, also known as Oesophageal varices
  • Gastric varices
  • Intestinal varices
In the reproductive system
  • Scrotal varices
  • Vulvar varices
Other types
  • Pelvic varices
  • Vesical varices, varicose veins associated with the urinary bladder
  • Rectal varices, also known as external hemorrhoids

Other articles related to "varices":

Sengstaken-Blakemore Tube
... in the management of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to esophageal varices (distended and fragile veins in the esophageal wall, usually a result of cirrhosis) ... was originally described in 1950, although similar approaches to bleeding varices were described by Westphal in 1930 ... the gastroesophageal junction to reduce the blood flow to esophageal varices ...
Gastric Varices
... Gastric varices are dilated submucosal veins in the stomach, which can be a life-threatening cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage ... Gastric varices may also be found in patients with thrombosis of the splenic vein, into which the short gastric veins which drain the fundus of the stomach flow ... Patients with bleeding gastric varices can present with bloody vomiting (hematemesis), dark, tarry stools (melena), or rectal bleeding ...
Therapeutic Endoscopy - Types of Endoscopic Therapy - Injection Sclerotherapy
... Injection sclerotherapy has been used to treat esophageal varices since the 1960s ... the aim of obliterating the varix (or varices) ... Sclerotherapy has also been used in the treatment of gastric varices since the late 1980s ...
Muricidae - Shell Description
... sculpture with spiral ridges and often axial varices (typically three or more varices on each whorl), also frequently bearing spines, tubercles or blade-like processes ... The result is the series of above mentioned varices on each whorl ...
Balloon Tamponade - Esophagus or Stomach
... as from from vascular structures—including esophageal varices and gastric varices -- in the upper gastrointestinal tract] ... Pressure can be applied to gastric and esophageal varices by balloon inflation and traction ...