In 1940 I reported1 on my initial experience with the treatment of esophageal varices by injection of a sclerosing solution through an esophagoscope according to the technic of Crafoord and Frenckner,2 and in 1941 I reported3 on 11 cases in which this method of treatment had been used. In the latter paper it was stated that although the results were encouraging, sufficient time had not elapsed to permit determination, with accuracy, of the efficacy of the procedure. In this paper I am reporting on my experience to date with this form of treatment.
The present study is based on 10 of the 11 original cases reported in 1941, 1 case having been discarded because of lack of follow-up, and on 12 additional cases, a total of 22 cases. The patients in all cases were followed at least three years. For purposes of study, the cases were divided
MOERSCH HJ. TREATMENT OF ESOPHAGEAL VARICES BY INJECTION OF A SCLEROSING SOLUTION. JAMA. 1947;135(12):754–757. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890120008004