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Disturbances of the pulmonary perfusion after endoscopic sclerotherapy of oesophageal varices.
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PMID:  1307644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Haemorrhage from oesophageal varices is one of the most common reason of death of patients with liver cirrhosis. The possibility of treatment and prevention of the haemorrhage by endoscopic sclerotherapy (ES) has become one of the achievements of contemporary medicine. Nevertheless there are some complications described after this procedure, the most severe being the pulmonary embolia. In our study we analyzed the pulmonary circulation by perfusion scintigraphy after ES. Among twelve patients treated by ES we found two cases of disturbed pulmonary perfusion. We did not find clinical or gasometric changes in these patients. We suggest there should be done pulmonary perfusion monitoring after ES.
A Kryszewski; W Suchanek; A Jasiński; J M Słomiński
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Materia medica Polona. Polish journal of medicine and pharmacy     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0025-5246     ISO Abbreviation:  Mater Med Pol     Publication Date:    1992 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-07     Completed Date:  1993-09-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0236526     Medline TA:  Mater Med Pol     Country:  POLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Gastroenterology Department, Medical Academy of Gdańsk.
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MeSH Terms
Esophageal and Gastric Varices / therapy*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Circulation*
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*
Sclerotherapy / adverse effects*

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