The treatment of acute variceal bleeding.J Clin Gastroenterol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 41 Suppl 3:S312-7.JC
Bleeding from gastroesophageal varices is a frequent and often deadly complication of cirrhosis. Although mortality from an episode of variceal bleeding has decreased in the last 2 decades it is still around 20%. This paper reviews the most recent advancements in the general management and hemostatic treatments of acute variceal bleeding.