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Table 2 Ultrasound and endoscopic findings in the two studied groups (n = 40, 100%)

From: To coagulate, ligate, or both: a randomized study comparing the safety and efficacy of two endoscopic approaches for managing gastric antral vascular ectasia in cirrhotic patients

Comparative factors Group I: combined therapy group Group II: EBL group P value
Mean/count %/±SD Mean/count %/±SD
Liver size
 Normal 15 75% 11 55% 0.403
 Shrunken 3 15% 6 30%
 Enlarged 2 10% 3 15%
 Cirrhosis 20 100% 20 100% 1
 Focal lesions 1 5% 0 0% 0.311
 Portal fibrosis 3 15% 6 30% 0.256
 Splenomegaly 18 90% 13 65% 0.490
 Collaterals 6 30% 6 30% 1
 Ascites 11 55% 11 55% 0.861
 Portal vein dilatation 17 85% 12 60% 0.077
Type of bleeding from GAVE
 Hematemesis ± melena 5 25% 4 20% 0.927
 Melena alone 12 60% 13 65%
 Occult bleeding 3 15% 3 15%
Endoscopic picture of GAVE
 Punctuate type 17 85% 15 75% 0.429
 Classic type 3 15% 5 25%
  1. Data are expressed as n (%)
  2. P > 0.05 = not significant