Association of esophageal cancer and esophageal varices.

A. Nagral, K. M. Mohandas, V. S. Swaroop, D. C. Desai, V. Dhir, K. A. Dinshaw, P. B. Desai

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Abstract

Of the 312 cases of esophageal cancer seen over 2 years, four patients had associated varices. Three patients gave history of alcohol abuse. All had malnutrition and splenomegaly. Endoscopic biopsies were safe in the presence of varices. External radiation did not have any untoward effect on the varices. Prophylactic sclerotherapy was not required in these patients. The association between esophageal carcinoma and varices could be secondary to alcohol consumption or merely coincidental.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-17
Number of pages2
JournalIndian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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