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esophageal varices - unusual cause

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  • Posted By: elynne
  • November 3, 2006
  • 11:29 AM

I have 3 varicose veins in the esophagus, two of which have been banded. Everything I read suggests that the cause of esophageal varices is portal hypertension - but I don't have this. I have also had liver doppler, liver ultrasound CT scan of liver and liver biopsy - all are clear. What else can cause esophageal varices?

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