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HPB Surgery - Volume 4 1991, Issue 1, Pages 5-10

Surgical Gastroenterology E23, Groote Schuur Hospital and the Medical Research Council, Liver Research Centre, Department of Surgery, University of Cape Town, Cape Town Observatory 7925, South Africa

Received 21 September 1990

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While injection sclerotherapy has been accepted as the treatment of choice for acute variceal bleeding,its role as a definitive long-term treatment modality has not yet been clearly defined. This paper willcritically analyse the current status of this technique, now widely used, and a comparison will be madewith conventional medical management. The review will be based on the 10 years' Cape Townexperience and the published series on this subject. A long-term management strategy will also bediscussed.

Author: P. C. Bornman, J. E. J. Krige, J. P. Dunn, and J. Terblanche

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