Varices in Early Histological Stage Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Ahmad H. Ali, Emmanouil Sinakos, Marina G. Silveira, Roberta A. Jorgensen, Paul Angulo, Keith D. Lindor

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Esophageal varices (EV) in early histological stages of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) have been recognized but not well defined. We sought to determine the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and predictors of EV in early-stage PBC, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of recent guidelines regarding EV screening in PBC patients. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 325 PBC patients who had undergone complete evaluation before enrollment into 2 large clinical trials at the Mayo Clinic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e66-e71
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Esophageal varices
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Portal hypertension
  • Predictive models
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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