Randomized controlled trial of scleroligation versus band ligation alone for eradication of gastroesophageal varices.

BACKGROUND AND AIMS Gastric varices develop in 5% to 33% of patients with portal hypertension. Their most common form is concomitant gastroesophageal varices. Scleroligation (combined sclerotherapy and band ligation) has been used successfully in management of esophageal varices but has not been evaluated previously in the management of gastroesophageal… CONTINUE READING