Endoscopic Band Ligation

A treatment for esophageal varices, in which synthetic bands are placed around actively bleeding vessels. Band ligation may be more effective than the widely accepted sclerotherapy used to obliterate varices
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Colonoscopic classification of internal hemorrhoids: usefulness in endoscopic band ligation.
2012) Hemostatic efficacy and clinical outcome of endoscopic treatment of Dieulafoy's lesions: Comparison of endoscopic hemoclip placement and endoscopic band ligation.
Endoscopic band ligation in the treatment of portal hypertension.
We report a case of oesophago-duodenal varices with hypertensive portal gastropathy detected during UGIE, successfully treated by endoscopic band ligation for oesophageal varix and injection sclerotherapy for duodenal varix.
The purpose of this study was to see the outcome of endoscopic band ligation in controlling acute oesophageal variceal bleeding and the number of sessions required for complete eradication of varices.
In 440/448 patients, endoscopic intervention was used to control variceal bleeding at the index endoscopy session; 349 had sclerotherapy (median volume 14 ml, range 1-40) as the initial endoscopic intervention and 86 had endoscopic band ligation of varices (median 5 bands, range 1-10).
In particular its use for awake endotracheal intubation (2) and oesophageal intubation for endoscopic band ligation has been reported (3).
If health care providers suspect variceal bleeding, vasoconstrictive medications must be administered early and followed by endoscopic band ligation when the patient has been stabilized (Bosch et al.
Endoscopic band ligation of oesophageal varices has been developed and adapted for use with the flexible endoscope.
Therapeutic endoscopic procedures: Self-expandable metallic stents and endoscopic band ligation have been studied minimally.
Of 60 patients with a recent history of bleeding gastric varices enrolled in this prospective, randomized study, 31 were treated with endoscopic obturation using butyl cyanoacrylate injections, and 29 were treated using endoscopic band ligation.