Mesocaval shunt or repeated sclerotherapy: effects on rebleeding and encephalopathy--a randomized trial.

@article{Isaksson1995MesocavalSO,
  title={Mesocaval shunt or repeated sclerotherapy: effects on rebleeding and encephalopathy--a randomized trial.},
  author={Barbro Isaksson and Bengt W. Jeppsson and Finn Bengtsson and P{\'e}tur Hannesson and Paulette Herlin and Stig Bengmark},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={117 5},
  pages={498-504}
}
BACKGROUND Sclerotherapy is usually effective in controlling acutely bleeding esophageal varices. It may not be as effective as shunt surgery for prevention of rebleeding; therefore we undertook a prospective study comparing interposition mesocaval shunt (MCS) and repeated sclerotherapy. METHODS Forty-five patients (mean age, 52.6 +/- 9.8 years) with variceal bleeding were randomized after emergency endoscopic sclerotherapy either to repeat variceal obliteration followed by regular check… CONTINUE READING