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What's the difference between gastric varices and esophageal varices?

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In brief: Location

Both arise in the same disease processes, probably depending on minor details of the patient's anatomy.
Increase in portal venous pressure in the liver causes dilation of normally very small venous channels to relieve the pressure difference between the portal and systemic veins. These vessels are very thin-walled and easily bleed, which can be catastrophic.

In brief: Location

Both arise in the same disease processes, probably depending on minor details of the patient's anatomy.
Increase in portal venous pressure in the liver causes dilation of normally very small venous channels to relieve the pressure difference between the portal and systemic veins. These vessels are very thin-walled and easily bleed, which can be catastrophic.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Location

Similar but one arise in the esophagus (throat) and the other arise in the stomach.

In brief: Location

Similar but one arise in the esophagus (throat) and the other arise in the stomach.
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