COMPARATIVE STUDY
JOURNAL ARTICLE

Anorectal varices, haemorrhoids, and portal hypertension

S W Hosking, H L Smart, A G Johnson, D R Triger
Lancet 1989 February 18, 1 (8634): 349-52
2563507
In a prospective study of 100 consecutive patients with cirrhosis, 44% had anorectal varices. The prevalence of anorectal varices rose with progression of portal hypertension; it was 19% in cirrhotic patients without portal hypertension compared with 59% in those who had bled from oesophageal varices. There was no evidence that endoscopic sclerotherapy directly increased the prevalence of anorectal varices. Haemorrhoids occurred independently of anorectal varices and their presence was unrelated to the degree of portal hypertension. These data provide further evidence that haemorrhoids and anorectal varices are separate and distinct entities. However, both can bleed and careful examination is essential to prevent misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
2563507
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.