Variceal Bleeding

  • Anne T. Mancino
  • Choichi Sugawa
  • Gregory Van Stiegmann

Endoscopic management of variceal hemorrhage has revolutionized the emergency treatment of this lethal complication of portal hypertension. In conjunction with other maneuvers, such as the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), these therapies allow the patient to be stabilized and buy time for evaluation for possible liver transplantation. This chapter explores two common methods of obtaining endoscopic hemostasis: variceal injection sclerotherapy and endoscopie variceal banding.


Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Esophageal Varix Variceal Bleeding Endoscopic Variceal Ligation Ethanolamine Oleate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne T. Mancino
    • 1
    • 2
  • Choichi Sugawa
    • 3
    • 4
  • Gregory Van Stiegmann
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesUSA
  2. 2.General SurgeryCentral Arkansas Veterans Healthcare SystemLittle RockUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryWayne State University School of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.Detroit Medical CenterDetroitUSA
  5. 5.Department of Gastrointestinal, Tumor and Endocrine SurgeryUniversity of Colorado, Denver School of MedicineDenverUSA

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