Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1995 Jun;15(2):223-233.

A Case of Esophageal Perforation during Endoscopic Variceal Ligation

Abstract

Endoscopic variceal ligation(EVL) was developed to provide a safer alternative than injection sclerotherapy for treatment of bleeding esophageal varices. EVL adds a new indication that will significantly increase the use of overtubes. overtube itself may have a role in predisposing to esophageal perforation but only one report has been published regarding an esophageal perforation related to the placement of an overtube. Recently, we experienced a case of esophageal perforation caused by overtube placement during endoscopic variceal ligation. So we report this case with review of relevant literatures.

Keyword

Endoscopic variceal ligation; Overtube; Esophageal perforation
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