A comparison of sclerotherapy with staple transection of the esophagus for the emergency control of bleeding from esophageal varices.

@article{Burroughs1989ACO,
  title={A comparison of sclerotherapy with staple transection of the esophagus for the emergency control of bleeding from esophageal varices.},
  author={Andrew K. Burroughs and George H. Hamilton and Ann M. Phillips and Guerrino Mezzanotte and N Mcintyre and Kathryn F Hobbs},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={321 13},
  pages={857-62}
}
We compared two procedures for the emergency treatment of bleeding esophageal varices in patients who did not respond to blood transfusion and vasoactive drugs. We randomly assigned 101 patients with cirrhosis of the liver and bleeding esophageal varices to undergo either emergency sclerotherapy (n = 50) or staple transection of the esophagus (n = 51). Four patients assigned to sclerotherapy and 12 assigned to staple transection did not actually undergo those procedures, but all analyses were… CONTINUE READING

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