Endoscopic ligation of esophageal varices in children.

  title={Endoscopic ligation of esophageal varices in children.},
  author={Victor L. Fox and David L. Carr-Locke and Pamela J. Connors and Alan M. Leichtner},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  volume={20 2},
Seven consecutive patients presenting acutely with suspected variceal hemorrhage underwent endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) of esophageal varices. Active bleeding had ceased by the time of the initial EVL session in all patients, although active variceal hemorrhage was controlled by EVL in one patient during a subsequent episode of bleeding. Treatment sessions were repeated at approximately monthly intervals until varices were reduced in size to grade 1 (< 4 mm diameter) or eradicated. All… CONTINUE READING

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