Routine screening for gastroesophageal varices in liver cirrhosis is necessary. At present, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is the golden diagnostic test of gastroesophageal varices. However, the use of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is restricted because of its poor compliance and adverse events. In this chapter, we reviewed the recent evidence regarding the value of noninvasive or less invasive tests for the diagnosis of gastroesophageal varices in liver cirrhosis.
Part of the book: Liver Cirrhosis