Mohammad Iltaf, Dilaram Khan, Mohammad Kashif



Aim: To establish the frequency of gastric varices in patients presenting with upper GI bleed.

Study design: Descriptive cross sectional study.

Place and duration of study: Department of Gastroenterology, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar from 11th May 2018 to 11th November 2018.

Methodology: Ninety three patients with upper GI bleed were enrolled. After brief history and clinical evaluation, prompt resuscitation was done. Patient underwent a careful upper GI endoscopic evaluation after initial resuscitation. All endoscopic procedures were carried out by a single gastroenterologist of at least assistant professor level to detect gastric varices. All the information’s collected were recorded

Results: The mean age was 37±12.2 years. Fifty four percent patients were male while 46% patients were female. Twenty two percent patients had gastric varices while 78% patients didn’t had gastric varices.

Conclusion: The frequency of gastric varices was 22% in patients presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleed.

Key words: Gastric varices, Upper, Gastrointestinal bleed

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