Large paraesophageal varices on endosonography predict recurrence of esophageal varices and rebleeding.

@article{Leung1997LargePV,
  title={Large paraesophageal varices on endosonography predict recurrence of esophageal varices and rebleeding.},
  author={Vincent King-Sun Leung and Joseph J. Y. Sung and Anil T. Ahuja and Isabel Tumala and Yuk Tong Lee and James Yun-wong Lau and Sydney S. C. Chung},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1997},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={1811-6}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Recurrence of varices and rebleeding after endoscopic therapy is very common. Data on the prediction of recurrent varices after initial obliteration by endoscopic therapy are few. The aim of this study was to correlate the presence and the size of paraesophageal varices (PEVs) in patients after endoscopic variceal ligation with recurrent varices and rebleeding. METHODS Forty patients who underwent endoscopic banding ligation for esophageal variceal bleeding were studied by… CONTINUE READING