Variceal Hemorrhage

  • Roberto de Franchis
  • Alessandra Dell’Era

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pathophysiology, Natural History, Stages, and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yasuko Iwakiri, Roberto J. Groszmann
      Pages 3-14
    3. Gennaro D’Amico
      Pages 15-28
    4. Massimo Primignani
      Pages 29-43
  3. Preventing the First Variceal Hemorrhage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Roberto de Franchis
      Pages 47-54
    3. Carlo Merkel, Sara Montagnese
      Pages 55-61
    4. Laure Elkrief, Didier Lebrec
      Pages 63-73
    5. Tilman Sauerbruch, Jonel Trebicka
      Pages 75-96
    6. Alessandra Dell’Era, Francesca Iannuzzi
      Pages 97-103
  4. Treatment of Acute Variceal Hemorrhage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Càndid Villanueva, Oana Pavel, Alba Ardèvol Ribalta
      Pages 107-122
    3. Javier Fernández
      Pages 123-133
    4. Stefania Casu, Annalisa Berzigotti, Jaime Bosch
      Pages 135-145
    5. Christos Triantos, Maria Kalafateli, Andrew Kenneth Burroughs
      Pages 147-161
    6. Virginia Hernández-Gea, Fanny Turon, Juan Carlos García-Pagán
      Pages 163-169
    7. Ashok Chaudhary, Shiv Kumar Sarin
      Pages 171-201
  5. Prevention of Rebleeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Flemming Bendtsen, Søren Møller, Aleksander Krag
      Pages 213-228
    3. Christophe Bureau, Jean-Pierre Vinel
      Pages 229-241
  6. Special Situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Dominique-Charles Valla
      Pages 245-262
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-267

About this book


Variceal Hemorrhage provides an update of the evidence concerning several aspects of variceal hemorrhage. The book features new information on natural history, diagnosis of esophageal varices, assessment of  the risk of bleeding, and identification of high risk groups and patients who may benefit or be harmed from different treatments. The volume also presents a critical analysis of the different steps in the management of acute variceal bleeding.


Authored by the most prominent world experts in their areas of expertise, Variceal Hemorrhage serves as a very useful reference for gastroenterologists, GI surgeons, residents in internal medicine and physicians dealing with and interested in the different aspects of this severe medical emergency.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto de Franchis
    • 1
  • Alessandra Dell’Era
    • 2
  1. 1.Luigi Sacco University HospitalUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Ospedale Universitario Luigi SaccoUniversitá degli Studi di Milano, UOC GastroenterologiaMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0001-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0002-2
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