publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Safe and successful endoscopic initial treatment and long-term eradication of gastric varices by endoscopic ultrasound-guided Histoacryl (N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate) injection

Christoph Gubler; Peter Bauerfeind;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2014
  • Publisher: Informa Healthcare
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Optimal endoscopic treatment of gastric varices is still not standardized nowadays. Actively bleeding varices may prohibit a successful endoscopic injection therapy of Histoacryl® (N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate). Since 2006, we have treated gastric varices by standardized endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided Histoacryl injection therapy without severe adverse events. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present a large single-center cohort over 7 years with a standardized EUS-guided sclerotherapy of all patients with gastric varices. Application was controlled by fluoroscopy to immediately detect any glue embolization. Only perforating veins located within the gastric wa...
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Medical Subject Headings: digestive system diseases
free text keywords: Clinic for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 610 Medicine & health, Gastroenterology, Sclerosing Solutions, Endoscopic ultrasound, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Gastric varices, medicine.disease, Radiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Survival rate, Fluoroscopy, Cyanoacrylate, law.invention, law, business.industry, business, Sclerotherapy, medicine.medical_treatment, Varices
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