Use of fibrin glue (beriplast) in the management of bleeding gastric varices.

  title={Use of fibrin glue (beriplast) in the management of bleeding gastric varices.},
  author={D. Datta and P. Vlavianos and A. Alisa and D. Westaby},
  volume={35 8},
  • D. Datta, P. Vlavianos, +1 author D. Westaby
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Endoscopy
  • BACKGROUND AND AIMS Gastric variceal bleeding is a serious complication of portal hypertension. The optimum endoscopic treatment of bleeding gastric varices is yet to be defined. We evaluated the use of Beriplast, which is a solution of fibrinogen and thrombin, in controlling gastric variceal bleeding. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifteen patients presenting with gastric variceal bleeding were entered into an open trial of endoscopic gastric intravariceal injection treatment with Beriplast (fibrin… CONTINUE READING
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