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Publication Name World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Manuscript ID 90430
Country/Territory Egypt
Category Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Manuscript Type Editorial
Article Title Computed tomography for the prediction of oesophageal variceal bleeding: A surrogate or complementary to the gold standard?
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Yasser Fouad and Mohamed Alboraie
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Corresponding Author Yasser Fouad, DO, MD, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Endemic Medicine, Minia University, Minia 19111, Egypt. yasserfouad10@yahoo.com
Key Words Computed tomography; Esophageal varices; Bleeding; Non-invasive predictor; Endoscopy
Core Tip Predicting the patient at a risk of variceal bleeding is extremely important and receives a great deal of attention, paving the way for primary prophylaxis either using medical treatment including carvedilol or propranolol, or endoscopic band ligation. Endoscopic examination and the hepatic venous pressure gradient are the gold standards in the diagnosis and prediction of variceal bleeding. The computed tomography (CT) is a widely used non-invasive, radiological examination that can be used as a predictor of variceal bleeding and has many advantages. Conflicting results have been shown regarding the effectiveness of CT in predicting variceal bleeding and more studies are needed.
Citation Fouad Y, Alboraie M. Computed tomography for the prediction of oesophageal variceal bleeding: A surrogate or complementary to the gold standard? World J Gastrointest Endosc 2024; In press
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