Somatostatin pp 319-326 | Cite as

Somatostatin and Analogs in the Management of Variceal Hemorrhage

  • J. N. Baxter
  • S. A. Jenkins
  • R. Shields
Part of the Serono Symposia, USA book series (SERONOSYMP)


In most centers the emergency control of acute variceal hemorrhage is primarily nonsurgical using a combination of resuscitation, balloon tamponade and possibly vasoactive drugs.


Portal Hypertension Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Bolus Dose Bleeding Episode Portal Pressure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. Baxter
    • 1
  • S. A. Jenkins
    • 1
  • R. Shields
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department of SurgeryUniversity of LiverpoolUK

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