4. Non-Invasive and Minimally Invasive Diagnosis of Varices

  1. Roberto de Franchis MD, AGAF Professor of Gastroenterology Head
  1. Roberto de Franchis MD, AGAF Professor of Gastroenterology Head

Published Online: 17 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch4

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

de Franchis, R. (2011) Non-Invasive and Minimally Invasive Diagnosis of Varices, in Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition (ed R. de Franchis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Department of Medical Sciences, University of Milan, and Gastroenterology 3 Unit, IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli and Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

Author Information

  1. Department of Medical Sciences, University of Milan, and Gastroenterology 3 Unit, IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli and Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334494

Online ISBN: 9781444393989

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Keywords:

  • non-invasive and minimally invasive diagnosis of varices;
  • possible alternatives to esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD);
  • Fibro Test, combination of blood markers - gammaglutamyltranspeptidase, haptoglobin, bilirubin, apolipoprotein A, alpha-2-macroglobulin;
  • video capsule endoscopy (VCE);
  • screening cirrhotic patients with upper GI endoscopy - varice detection, and unnecessary endoscopies;
  • platelet count/spleen diameter ratio;
  • EGD, not a perfect gold standard - for oesophageal varice diagnosis;
  • CT scanning, more cost-effective than EGD screening

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Possible alternatives to esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

  • Conclusions

  • References