Overview of Endoscopic Injection Sclerotherapy in 1200 Patients with Esophageal Varices

  • Makoto Hashizume
  • Seigo Kitano
  • Masayuki Ohta
  • Kiichiro Ueno
  • Morimasa Tomikawa
  • Keizo Sugimachi
Conference paper


Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy is the treatment of choice worldwide for actively bleeding esophageal varices [1]. Long-term, repeated sclerotherapy eradicates varices in most patients and reduces the rate of subsequent hemorrhage. However, in recent prospective randomized trials, the frequency of episodes of bleeding was significantly greater among patients undergoing variceal sclerotherapy and mortality did not differ in the two study and control groups [2, 3]. The differences in those studies seem to be due to the different techniques used and to the follow-up system.


Esophageal Varix Variceal Bleeding Lower Esophagus Child Grade Injection Sclerotherapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Makoto Hashizume
  • Seigo Kitano
  • Masayuki Ohta
  • Kiichiro Ueno
  • Morimasa Tomikawa
  • Keizo Sugimachi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery II, Faculty of MedicineKyushu UniversityHigashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812Japan

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