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Bleeding esophageal varices. How to treat this dreaded complication of portal hypertension.
Postgrad Med. 2001 Feb; 109(2):75-6, 81-6, 89.PM

Abstract

Bleeding esophageal varices, one of the most feared complications of portal hypertension, contribute to the estimated 32,000 deaths annually attributed to cirrhosis. Successful control requires knowledge of the pertinent anatomy, underlying pathophysiology of portal hypertension, and natural history of gastro-esophageal varices. Drs Hegab and Luketic review these topics and discuss the various prophylactic and therapeutic approaches to management, including pharmacologic agents, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and trans-jugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Gastoenterology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11272695

Citation

Hegab, A M., and V A. Luketic. "Bleeding Esophageal Varices. How to Treat This Dreaded Complication of Portal Hypertension." Postgraduate Medicine, vol. 109, no. 2, 2001, pp. 75-6, 81-6, 89.
Hegab AM, Luketic VA. Bleeding esophageal varices. How to treat this dreaded complication of portal hypertension. Postgrad Med. 2001;109(2):75-6, 81-6, 89.
Hegab, A. M., & Luketic, V. A. (2001). Bleeding esophageal varices. How to treat this dreaded complication of portal hypertension. Postgraduate Medicine, 109(2), 75-6, 81-6, 89.
Hegab AM, Luketic VA. Bleeding Esophageal Varices. How to Treat This Dreaded Complication of Portal Hypertension. Postgrad Med. 2001;109(2):75-6, 81-6, 89. PubMed PMID: 11272695.
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