To establish the frequency of gastric varices in patients
presenting with upper GI bleed.
Descriptive cross sectional study.
Place and duration of study: Department
of Gastroenterology, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar from 11th
May 2018 to 11th November 2018.
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
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.
The frequency of gastric varices was 22% in patients presenting with upper
Gastric varices, Upper, Gastrointestinal bleed