Prospective multicentric randomized trial comparing banding ligation with sclerotherapy of esophageal varices

E. Masci, L. Norberte, N. D'Imperio, G. Bertoni, T. Casetti, P. Tansini, A. Mariani, R. Stigliano, D. Baronicini, G. Micheletti, R. Ranzino, R. Sassatelli

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Abstract

To compare the effect of endoscopic variceal banding ligation (EVL) with that of sclerotherapy (EVS) in the treatment of patients with previous esophageal bleeding we designed a prospective randomized trial. End point of our study are rebleeding (= failure of endoscopic haemostasis) and death during a short (eradication period) or long term (1 year) follow-up. Rate of eradication, number of treatments achieving the eradication, recurrence of the varices, rebleeding and complications were recorded. 100 patients (50 EVL, 50 EVS) are now enrolled in the study. No difference between the two groups were observed as concerning age, sex and class of Child. 1 patients dropped-out in EVL group and 6 in EVS group. Eradication was obtained in 43 (86%) in EVL group and 41 (82%) in EVS, respectively, with a median of 3.32 and 5.12 treatments (p

Original languageEnglish
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume45
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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