• Esophageal perforation is a rare major complication of fiberoptic endoscopic injection sclerotherapy for bleeding esophageal varices. This complication occurred in 1% (two) of our patients. Both patients recovered with conservative treatment. Although mild symptoms continued for a long period after the procedure, esophageal stenosis did not occur.
(Arch Surg 1986;121:243-245)
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