Transhepatic obliteration of gastroesophageal varices: results in acute and nonacute bleeders

M. Viamonte, R. Pereiras, E. Russell, J. Le Page, D. Hutson

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Abstract

Seventy three patients with hepatic cirrhosis and bleeding gastroesophageal varices underwent transhepatic portal vein catheterization and variceal obliteration. Gastroesophageal varices were successfully obliterated in 32 patients actively bleeding and in 35 patients with stabilized bleeding gastroesophageal varices. The remaining 6 were technical failures. Follow up examinations in 10 patients from 1 month to 3 years later showed persistent obliteration of embolized veins. Recurrence of variceal bleeding occurred in nine patients. This method should be considered as a palliative, effective adjuvant to the medical treatment of patients with bleeding gastroesophageal varices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume129
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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