Prevalence of paraesophageal varices and gastric varices in patients achieving variceal obliteration by banding ligation and by injection sclerotherapy.

@article{Lo1999PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of paraesophageal varices and gastric varices in patients achieving variceal obliteration by banding ligation and by injection sclerotherapy.},
  author={G H Lo and Kwok-Hung Lai and Jackie Siu-Woon Cheng and Robert L. Huang and Shyh-Jen Wang and H. T. Chiang},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1999},
  volume={49 4 Pt 1},
  pages={428-36}
}
BACKGROUND The impact of banding ligation and injection sclerotherapy on paraesophageal varices and gastric varices has received scarce attention. We conducted a study using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) to visualize paraesophageal varices and gastric varices in patients who underwent sclerotherapy and banding ligation. METHODS Patients with esophageal variceal bleeding whose varices were obliterated by ligation (44 patients) and by sclerotherapy (35 patients) were enrolled. EUS was used to… CONTINUE READING

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