Sclerosants for variceal sclerotherapy: a critical appraisal.

  title={Sclerosants for variceal sclerotherapy: a critical appraisal.},
  author={Shiv Kumar Sarin and Ajit Kumar},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={85 6},
Endoscopic sclerotherapy is a well-accepted technique for the treatment of variceal bleeding. It is carried out by injecting a sclerosant into or around a varix. Sclerosants are oily or aqueous chemicals which produce sclerosis, depending on their necroinflammatory and thrombotic properties. The safety and efficacy of various sclerosants has been evaluated in experimental and human studies. However, due to the presence of a large number of variables, conflicting results have been reported… CONTINUE READING