Table 2: The Saad-Caldwell Classification of gastroesophageal varices.

Type 1Isolated cardiogastric varices without fundic varices
Type 1b – GRS +
Type 1a – GRS –
Correlate with endoscopic Sarin classification: gastroesophageal varices Type 1 (GOV1)

Type 2Isolated fundal gastric varices without cardiac extension
Type 2b – GRS+
Type 2a – GRS –
Correlated endoscopic Sarin classification: isolated gastric varices Type 1 (IGV 1)

Type 3High association with esophageal varices
3b – GRS +
3a – GRS –
Correlate with endoscopic Sarin classification: gastroesophageal varices Type 2 (GOV 2)
Usually complex and large variceal systems

Type 4Like Type 2 or Type 3
(more likely to be similar to Type 3)
Presence of splenic and/or portal venous thrombosis