Long-term outcome of patients with gastric varices treated by balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration.

BACKGROUND AND AIM To assess the short- and long-term outcome of patients with gastric varices (GV) after balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) by comparing bleeding cases with prophylactic cases. METHODS Consecutive 100 patients with GV treated by B-RTO were enrolled in this retrospective cohort study. We compared the technical… CONTINUE READING