Oesophageal varices vary greatly in appearance. For example, they may be single or multiple, may resemble an oesophageal fold, or may form a communicating pattern. Often they are beaded and tend to have a blue tinge as in this figure. They arise at or above the oesophago-gastric junction and variably extend cephalad.
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