Esophageal strictures following endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy. Antecedents, clinical profile, and management.

Abstract

We have evaluated 169 patients with portal hypertension receiving endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy in order to assess the predisposing factors, clinical profile, and treatment response of sclerotherapy-induced esophageal strictures. Of the 129 patients included in the final analysis, 20 (15.5%) developed persistent esophageal stricture. No significant… (More)

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