Endoscopic injection sclerosis of oesophageal varices in children: Indications and techniques

L. Dall'Oglio, P. Bagolan, F. Ferro, A. Ponticelli, S. Cadranel, M. Rivosecchi

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Abstract

Endoscopic injection sclerosis (EIS) of oesophageal varices is a valuable alternative treatment of recurrent variceal haemorrhage in childhood, since derivative treatment is not always possible; the spontaneous regression of varices occurring in some cases could also be promoted by EIS. A modified technique using a specially designed silicone rubber tube around the pediatric-type fiberscope in order to compress the injected varix is described. Eight children aged between 15 months and 12 years were treated with this method and 2 to 4 varices were sclerosed at each procedure using the Olympus NM3K injector. A constant reduction of the volume of the treated varices was observed, and the risks of vericeal bleeding diminished significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalEndoscopy
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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