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Factors affecting successful endoscopic sclero therapy for esophageal varices



Factors affecting successful endoscopic sclero therapy for esophageal varices



Gut 24(10): 946-949



Patients (40) with bleeding esophageal varices were studied during treatment by endoscopic sclerotherapy to discover what factors determine successful outcome. Large varices required more injections than small varices for obliteration, and rebleeding during treatment occurred only in patients with large varices. Radiological studies with sclerosant contrast mixture showed that in 2 groups of varices of comparable size, i.v. sclerosant was significantly more effective, leading to thrombosis in 8/10 as opposed to only 3/10 after paravasal injection (P < 0.05). I.v. contrast was rapidly cleared upwards, whereas paravasal contrast formed a rounded opacity alongside the vein that persisted for .apprx. 90 min, responsible for the complications of esophageal ulceration and stenosis.

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