Sclerotherapy in bleeding gastric varices of hepatic schistosomiasis.

Abstract

We report the results of sclerotherapy in 20 patients with bleeding gastric varices due to hepatic schistosomiasis. In an endemic area, patients with hepatic schistosomiasis, and bleeding gastric varices seen on endoscopy to be inferior extension of esophageal varices, were treated with emergency endoscopic injection just proximal to the cardia. Hemostasis… (More)

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