Management of variceal hemorrhage: current concepts.
Fabricio Ferreira Coelho, Marcos Vinícius Perini, Jaime Arthur Pirola Kruger, Gilton Marques Fonseca, Raphael Leonardo Cunha de Araújo, Fábio Ferrari Makdissi, Renato Micelli Lupinacci, Paulo Herman
Arq Bras Cir Dig | Published : 2014
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of portal hypertension is complex and the the best strategy depends on the underlying disease (cirrhosis vs. schistosomiasis), patient's clinical condition and time on it is performed (during an acute episode of variceal bleeding or electively, as pre-primary, primary or secondary prophylaxis). With the advent of new pharmacological options and technical development of endoscopy and interventional radiology treatment of portal hypertension has changed in recent decades. AIM: To review the strategies employed in elective and emergency treatment of variceal bleeding in cirrhotic and schistosomotic patients. METHODS: Survey of publications in PubMed, Embase, Lilacs, ..View full abstract