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A case of bleeding oesophageal varices
  1. Ulrich Thalheimer,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs
  1. Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ulrich Thalheimer, The Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK; uthalheimer{at}gmx.net

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This is an introduction to the Gut tutorial ‘A case of bleeding oesophageal varices’ hosted on BMJ Learning—the best available learning website for medical professionals from the BMJ Group.

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