Article Abstract

Advances in the treatment of esophageal varices: assessing covered tips versus endoscopic band ligation plus propranolol for the prevention of variceal rebleeding in patients with portal vein thrombosis

Authors: Rezwan Ahmed, Bashar AbuLeil, Yaser Rayyan


Attempts to treat esophageal varices (EV) started as early as 1945 by Dr. Allen Whipple when he used surgical techniques to create an anastomosis between splenic and renal veins (1).