Somatostatin alone or combined with emergency sclerotherapy in the treatment of acute esophageal variceal bleeding: a prospective randomized trial.

Abstract

Recent trials have shown that somatostatin (SMT) is as effective as sclerotherapy in the treatment of acute variceal bleeding and that the combination of both treatments is more effective than sclerotherapy alone. To assess whether the addition of sclerotherapy improves the efficacy of SMT alone, all patients admitted to our unit with gastrointestinal… (More)

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