Gastric and ectopic varices - newer endoscopic options

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Gastric and ectopic varices - newer endoscopic options (EN)

Kortan, P.
Christodoulou, D.
Tsianos, E. V.
Marcon, N.

Bleeding from esophageal and gastric varices is the most lifethreatening complication of liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. While for esophageal varices the endoscopic treatment is well established and common practice is followed worldwide, this is not the case for gastric varices. Gastric varices bleed less frequently but more severely than esophageal ones and are classified in certain subtypes according to their location and their size or configuration. In this review, the treatment options for bleeding esophageal and gastric varices will be presented. Emphasis will be given on the treatment of gastric varices with cyanoacrylate. In addition, a short description of ectopic varices will be made. Key Words: treatment of gastric varices, ectopic varices, cyanoacrylate, glue, variceal bleeding. (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 20, No 2 (2007) (EN)

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