Bleeding gastric varices obliteration with balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration using sodium tetradecyl sulfate foam.

@article{Sabri2011BleedingGV,
  title={Bleeding gastric varices obliteration with balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration using sodium tetradecyl sulfate foam.},
  author={Saher S. Sabri and Warren Swee and Ulku Cenk Turba and Wael E. A. Saad and Auh Whan Park and Abdullah M. S. Al-Osaimi and Stephen Hugh Caldwell and Alan H. Matsumoto and John Fritz Angle},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={309-16; quiz 316}
}
PURPOSE Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) of bleeding gastric varices (GV) is well described in the literature. Using ethanolamine oleate as the sclerosing agent in BRTO, but it is not readily available in the United States in the desired concentrations. The authors' aim is to describe their initial experience with BRTO using sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS) foam as an alternative sclerosing agent. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of… CONTINUE READING
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