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World J Hepatol. Mar 27, 2019; 11(3): 250-260
Published online Mar 27, 2019. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i3.250
Figure 1
Figure 1 Classification of gastric varices according to their anatomical location within the stomach. GOV-1: Gastroesophageal varices type-1; GOV-2: Gastroesophageal varices type-2; IGV-1: Isolated gastric varices type-1; IGV-2: Isolated gastric varices type-2.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Algorithm of management of gastric varices: Primary prophylaxis, acute bleeding and secondary prophylaxis. 1Patients with gastroesophageal varices (GOV)-1 or GOV2 extending close to the cardias may be treated with endoscopic band ligation if the varix diameter is smaller than the diameter of the cap of the ligation device. Hb: Haemoglobin; TIPS: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt; BRTO: Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration.