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Injection sclerotherapy for esophageal varices.
Ann Chir Gynaecol. 1992; 81(4):357-61.AC

Abstract

Thirty-five consecutive patients with bleeding esophageal varices were treated by repeated endoscopic injection sclerotherapy. During each session the varices were injected with 14 +/- 4.2 ml (mean +/- SD) of 5% ethanolamine oleate submucosally or intravariceally. The varices were obliterated in 31 (89%) patients. On average 3.3 +/- 2.4 sclerotherapy sessions were required for eradication of the varices. Mild fever was noticed almost in every patient after sclerotherapy. Mediastinitis was a complication in one (2.8%) patient. Esophageal stricture ensued in two (5.7%) patients which did not require treatment. The cumulative survival rates at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years were 83%; 65%; 52%; 52% and 47% respectively. The corresponding 95% confidence intervals were (0.7, 0.96); (0.48, 0.8); (0.34, 0.7); (0.3, 0.74) and (0.22, 0.7). Sclerotherapy is an effective and safe method to treat bleeding esophageal varices.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, North Karelian Central Hospital, Joensuu, Finland.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1485788

Citation

Aberra, E, and R Huttunen. "Injection Sclerotherapy for Esophageal Varices." Annales Chirurgiae Et Gynaecologiae, vol. 81, no. 4, 1992, pp. 357-61.
Aberra E, Huttunen R. Injection sclerotherapy for esophageal varices. Ann Chir Gynaecol. 1992;81(4):357-61.
Aberra, E., & Huttunen, R. (1992). Injection sclerotherapy for esophageal varices. Annales Chirurgiae Et Gynaecologiae, 81(4), 357-61.
Aberra E, Huttunen R. Injection Sclerotherapy for Esophageal Varices. Ann Chir Gynaecol. 1992;81(4):357-61. PubMed PMID: 1485788.
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