Chapter 24. Variceal Hemorrhage

  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine2,3,
  2. John S. A. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist4 and
  3. Roy M. Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor5,6
  1. Yan Zhong MD,
  2. Stefan Seewald MD Professor of Internal Medicine and
  3. Nib Soehendra MD Professor of Surgery

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch24

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

How to Cite

Zhong, Y., Seewald, S. and Soehendra, N. (2008) Variceal Hemorrhage, in Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition (eds T. C. K. Tham, J. S. A. Collins and R. M. Soetikno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 3

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

  3. 4

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 5

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 6

    Stanford University, USA

Author Information

  1. Department for Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292



  • acute esophagogastric variceal hemorrhage;
  • balloon tamponade;
  • role of pharmacotherapy;
  • para- or perivariceal injections of sclerosant for mild hemorrhage;
  • injection sclerotherapy using ethanolamine oleate;
  • endoscopic variceal ligation;
  • cyanoacrylate obliteration;
  • algorithm of endoscopic management of esophagogastric variceal bleeding


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