The additive effect of sclerotherapy to patients receiving repeated endoscopic variceal ligation: a prospective, randomized trial.


Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) is a new technique designed to manage esophageal varices. The effect of sclerotherapy following repeated banding ligation remains unknown. Seventy-two patients with a history of esophageal variceal bleeding received regular EVL until variceal disappearance or until left with residual small varices. Subsequently, patients… (More)


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