Endoscopic variceal ligation in patients who have failed endoscopic sclerotherapy

Z. A. Saeed, P. A. Michaletz, C. B. Winchester, K. L. Woods, W. B. Dixon, M. C. Hieser, K. R. Gentry, Francisco C Ramirez

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Abstract

Endoscopic variceal ligation has been developed as an alternative to endoscopic sclerotherapy. We report a series of 12 men with a history of bleeding esophageal varices who were treated with endoscopic variceal ligation after they had failed sclerotherapy. Hemostasis was achieved in all 10 patients who were bleeding at the time of initial endoscopy and again in those who subsequently re-bled. Over a follow-up period of up to 22 months, varices have been and remain eradicated in five patients; in four others, a reduction in grade was noted before death (two patients), liver transplant, or loss to follow-up (one patient each); two patients died before they could be re-evaluated, while in the remaining patient, no reduction in variceal grade was noted before loss to follow-up. No complication was recorded after 35 endoscopic treatment sessions involving a total of 245 rubber band ligations. Our results indicate that endoscopic variceal ligation may be used with success in patients who fail sclerotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-574
Number of pages3
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume36
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Sclerotherapy
Ligation
Bleeding Time
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Rubber
Varicose Veins
Hemostasis
Endoscopy
Hemorrhage
Transplants
Liver

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Saeed, Z. A., Michaletz, P. A., Winchester, C. B., Woods, K. L., Dixon, W. B., Hieser, M. C., ... Ramirez, F. C. (1990). Endoscopic variceal ligation in patients who have failed endoscopic sclerotherapy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 36(6), 572-574.

Endoscopic variceal ligation in patients who have failed endoscopic sclerotherapy. / Saeed, Z. A.; Michaletz, P. A.; Winchester, C. B.; Woods, K. L.; Dixon, W. B.; Hieser, M. C.; Gentry, K. R.; Ramirez, Francisco C.

In: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Vol. 36, No. 6, 1990, p. 572-574.

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Saeed, ZA, Michaletz, PA, Winchester, CB, Woods, KL, Dixon, WB, Hieser, MC, Gentry, KR & Ramirez, FC 1990, 'Endoscopic variceal ligation in patients who have failed endoscopic sclerotherapy', Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 572-574.
Saeed ZA, Michaletz PA, Winchester CB, Woods KL, Dixon WB, Hieser MC et al. Endoscopic variceal ligation in patients who have failed endoscopic sclerotherapy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 1990;36(6):572-574.
Saeed, Z. A. ; Michaletz, P. A. ; Winchester, C. B. ; Woods, K. L. ; Dixon, W. B. ; Hieser, M. C. ; Gentry, K. R. ; Ramirez, Francisco C. / Endoscopic variceal ligation in patients who have failed endoscopic sclerotherapy. In: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 1990 ; Vol. 36, No. 6. pp. 572-574.
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