Gastrointestinal endoscopy in the cirrhotic patient

Jennifer L. Horsley-Silva, Hugo E Vargas

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Abstract

As advances in liver disease continue, including the increasing use of liver transplantation, the endoscopist needs to be familiar with the standards of care and potential complications in the management of the cirrhotic population. This includes both elective endoscopic procedures, such as screening colonoscopies and variceal banding, as well as the acutely bleeding cirrhotic patient. Peri-procedural management and standards of care for acute gastrointestinal hemorrhaging of cirrhotic patients will be emphasized. This article will focus on the plethora of data available to highlight the benefits of endoscopic intervention in the care of patients with liver disease and outline the areas of future emphasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1005-1013
Number of pages9
JournalExpert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume9
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • cirrhosis
  • emergent endoscopy
  • endoscopy
  • liver disease
  • portal hypertension
  • routine endoscopy
  • variceal bleeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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