Gastro-Esophageal Varices - "Red Sign" Appearance

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tags: gastroenterology examination endoscopy varices red sign

This image as well as the video clip show the Red Wale Sign Variceal appearance on endoscopy ("red signs") Red wale marks (longitudinal red streaks on varices) Cherry-red spots (red, discrete, flat spots on varices) Hematocystic spots (red, discrete, raised spots) Diffuse erythema Esophageal varices are enlarged veins in the esophagus — usually the lower part of the esophagus. They're often due to obstructed blood flow through the portal vein, which carries blood from the intestine and spleen to the liver. “Red Wale” Sign: Endoscopy of a chain of varices in the distal esophagus showing erythematous raised areas indicating an increased risk of bleeding.

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Tokyo Medical University Hospital

  Being focused on new endoscopic techniques in medicine (ESD - endoscopic submucosal dissection), I understand well the need to promote the latest innovation and discoveries. I recommend MEDtube video sharing website for doctors as tool to disseminate techniques and technologies improving doctors' skills and awareness globally. Good luck.  
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