Technique and early clinical results of endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL)

@article{Stiegmann2004TechniqueAE,
  title={Technique and early clinical results of endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL)},
  author={Gregory Van Stiegmann and John S. Goff and John Hoshyn Sun and Deborah Davis and Dean Silas},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={73-78}
}
SummaryEndoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) is a new technique designed to be used instead of sclerotherapy. Small elastic “O” rings ligate varices resulting in their strangulation and eradication. During a 12-month period, EVL was employed in 53 consecutive patients, of whom 36 (68%) had alcoholic cirrhosis 17 were Child-Pugh class A, 22 class B, and 14 class C. Varices were graded from I to IV and repeat treatments were given at 1–2 week intervals until the varices were eliminated. At follow-up… Expand
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