The role of endoscopic sclerotherapy in the management of esophageal varices.

Endoscopic sclerotherapy of esophageal varices has gained worldwide popularity. There is a consensus that sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for temporarily controlling acute variceal hemorrhage. Sclerotherapy has no place in the routine prophylaxis before the index bleed. The role of long-term sclerotherapy to prevent rebleeding is debatable. It is… CONTINUE READING