[Evaluation of the effects of dense endoscopic ligation for bleeding esophageal varices].

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the short-term and long-term effects of dense endoscopic variceal ligation (DEVL) for bleeding esophageal varices. METHODS Patients with acute or with a history of esophageal variceal bleeding underwent regular DEVLs with a 2-3 week interval between 2 sessions until their varices disappeared at the lower 5-6 cm part of the esophagus… (More)