Gastroenterology Research and Practice / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Esophageal Capsule Endoscopy for Screening Esophageal Varices among Japanese Patients with Liver Cirrhosis

Table 1

General rules for recording endoscopic findings of esophagogastric varices, as published by the Japanese Society for Portal Hypertension (2004) [16].

Form (F) Shape and size
F0: lesions assuming no varicose appearance
F1: straight small-calibered varices
F2: moderately enlarged, beady varices
F3: markedly enlarged, nodular, or tumor-shaped Varices)

Red color sign (RC)
Red wale marking, cherry Red Spot, hematocytic spot
RC0: absent
RC1: small in number and localized
RC2: intermediate between 1 and 3
RC3: large in number and circumferential

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