Complete esophageal obstruction following endoscopic variceal ligation.

  title={Complete esophageal obstruction following endoscopic variceal ligation.},
  author={Matthew A Nikoloff and Thomas R. Riley and Ian Roy Schreibman},
  journal={Gastroenterology & hepatology},
  volume={7 8},
Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) is the standard-of-care therapy for treating and preventing recurrence of acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage.1 EVL can also be used to prevent a patient’s first variceal bleeding episode, particularly in patients who have medium or large varices showing high-risk signs for bleeding or patients who are intolerant to β-blocker therapy.1-3 EVL has supplanted the use of endoscopic sclerotherapy (EST), as EVL has a lower overall complication rate and equal or… CONTINUE READING
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