Esophageal Varices: Definition, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment


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What causes esophageal varices?

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1. Why are esophageal varices dangerous? Choose the best answer.

2. Other than alcohol, what other ways can esophageal varices occur? Choose the best answer.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will build your conceptual understanding of the causes and treatment of varices in the esophagus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will assess your knowledge on:

  • How esophageal varices form
  • What makes esophageal varices dangerous
  • The treatment of esophageal varices

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the dangerous aspects of esophageal varices from the related lesson about esophageal varices
  • Making connections - use understanding of how esophageal varices occur
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define TIPS

Additional Learning

You can use the lesson titled Esophageal Varices: Definition, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment to learn more. Objectives the lesson focuses on include:

  • Define esophageal varices
  • Identify the role of the esophagus
  • Recognize the symptoms of esophageal varices
  • Explain what the causes of esophageal varices have in common
  • Know how a fluoroscopy can treat this condition