Primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in cirrhotics unable to take beta-blockers: a randomized trial of ligation.


AIM To compare endoscopic banding ligation vs. no treatment in cirrhotics with intolerance or contraindications to beta-blockers for prevention of first bleeding in portal hypertension. METHODS A sample size of 214 was planned with all sizes of varices. However, the trial was stopped due to increased bleeding in 52 patients in the ligation group. The… (More)


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