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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 4 (1990), Issue 9, Pages 643-646
Variceal Hemorrhage

Endoscopic Obliteration of Fundal Varices

N Soehendra, H Grimm, A Maydeo, VC Nam, B Eckman, and M Bruckner

Department of Endoscopic Surgery, University Hospital of Hamburg, Germany

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In cases of portal hypertension, the fundus of the stomach is second to the esophagus as the most likely area for varices, at a frequency of about 10%, in all patients having esophageal varices. It is relatively rare, probably due to the individual vascular anatomy rather than the level of portal pressure. The authors' experience shows that fundal varices appear more frequently with prehepatic block than intrahepatic.