A prospective, randomized trial of sclerotherapy versus ligation in the management of bleeding esophageal varices.

@article{Lo1995APR,
  title={A prospective, randomized trial of sclerotherapy versus ligation in the management of bleeding esophageal varices.},
  author={Grace Hai Yan Lo and Kwok-Hung Lai and Jackie Siu-Woon Cheng and J H Hwu and Cyril F. Chang and Shu Mei H. Chen and Hsing Tien Chiang},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          466-71
        }
}
We conducted a prospective, randomized trial comparing sclerotherapy and ligation in 120 patients with acute bleeding of esophageal varices. All the patients were cirrhotic, 59 received sclerotherapy, and 61 received ligation. Treatment was repeated regularly until the varices were obliterated. The mean follow-up period was 295 +/- 120 days and 310 +/- 105 days for the sclerotherapy and ligation groups, respectively. The control of active bleeding was 12/15 (80%) in the sclerotherapy group and… CONTINUE READING
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