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Diet for a Patient With Esophageal Varices

If you or a loved one is dealing with esophageal varices, the goal of your diet should be to provide nutrition for health and healing while preventing any...


Bleeding Esophageal Varices . Hemorrhage from esophageal varices is a severe complication of cirrhosis with portal hypertension. After band ligation, the patient's condition stabilized, with no further bleeding.


Blakemore Tube- It is used in life threatening upper GI bleeding from ruptured esophageal/gastric varices. It holds pressure on the bleeding varices. This is only a temporary method to buy time for more definitive procedures to stop the bleeding. The tube is inserted [by an MD], kinda like a NG Tube. It’s inserted all the way to the stomach. The tube has 3 ports. 1st the MD will blow up the esophageal balloon to hold pressure on the esophageal varices [Port 1]. 2nd he will blow up the…


Algorithm of the current management of acute bleeding from ruptured esophageal varices. *Self-expandable esophageal metallic stent may represent an alternative to balloon tamponade in this situation. **Preferably TIPS with PTFE-covered stents (from reference [2], with permission).


esphageal varecial ligation | Figure 5. Endoscopic variceal band ligation of esophageal varices