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World J Hepatol. Mar 27, 2014; 6(3): 130-136
Published online Mar 27, 2014. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v6.i3.130
Table 1 Endoscopic ultrasound classification of gastric varices: Proposed by Boustiere et al in 1993
Endoscopic ultrasound classification of gastric varices
1: Size of gastric varicesGrade 0 (none)
Grade 1 (small or non-confluent varies < 5 mm)
Grade 2 (large or confluent varices ≥ 5 mm)
2: Abnormalities of gastric wallGrade 0 (none)
Grade 1 (thickening and brilliance of the third
hyperechogenic layer with or without fine
internal anechogenic structures)
Grade 2 (visible vessels in the third layer which deform the entire wall, with penetrating varices)