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Endoscopic Treatment of Gastric Variceal Bleeding

  • Woo Chul ChungEmail author
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Abstract

Bleeding from esophageal and gastric varices is the most life-threatening complication of liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. In gastric variceal bleeding, endoscopic management by injection of cyanoacrylate may be more effective than endoscopic ligation. Endoscopic injection of cyanoacrylate is a safe and effective hemostatic method for patients with gastric variceal bleeding. Repeat endoscopic treatment is less effective than the initial injection. Advanced-stage cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma are major risk factors for failed hemostasis after cyanoacrylate injection of gastric varices.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineThe Catholic University of Korea College of MedicineSeoulKorea

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