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February 1986

Esophageal Perforation After Fiberoptic Endoscopic Injection Sclerotherapy for Esophageal Varices

Author Affiliations

From the Gastroenterology Unit, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

Arch Surg. 1986;121(2):243-245. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1986.01400020129018

• 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)