Endoscopic sphincterotomy-induced hemorrhage: A study of risk factors and the role of epinephrine injection.

@article{Leung1995EndoscopicSH,
  title={Endoscopic sphincterotomy-induced hemorrhage: A study of risk factors and the role of epinephrine injection.},
  author={Joseph W. C. Leung and Francis Chan and Joseph J. Y. Sung and Sydney S. C. Chung},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1995},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={550-554}
}
BACKGROUND We studied the incidence and relative risk factors for postsphincterotomy bleeding and the efficacy of epinephrine injection in hemostasis. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the incidence of postsphincterotomy bleeding in 983 consecutive patients with sphincterotomy for common duct stones and risk factors for such bleeding, i.e., presence of coagulopathy, stone impaction, periampullary diverticulum, extension of previous sphincterotomy, and use of needle knife precut… CONTINUE READING

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