Esophageal varices

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DDx

  • Alcoholic gastritis
  • Mallory-Weiss syndrome
  • Portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastric or duodenal varices (rare)
  • Vascular ectasias (angiodysplasias), eg, idiopathic arteriovenous malformation (AVM), CREST syndrome, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasias

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Last updated: December 1, 2014