Clinical Predictors of Large Esophageal Varices: How Accurate Are They?

Ong, Janus; Younossi, Zobair M.
November 1999
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov1999, Vol. 94 Issue 11, p3103
Academic Journal
Provides a background of two studies featured in the November 1999 issue of the "American Journal of Gastroenterology" regarding the clinical features of large esophageal varices (LEV) in cirrhotic patients. Prevalence of LEV; Findings of the two studies; Limitations of the studies.


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