GI - Liver: Variceal Bleeding
- Selective management of hemorrhage from gastro-esophageal varices.
- Pearlman DM, Duremdes G.
- Ann Surg. 1969 Jul;170(1):142-8.
Rationale for inclusion: This has a fascinating list of the interventions in use at the time and ways to measure portal hypertension (splenic pulp manometry?). Mortality was still slightly higher than 50%.
Citations - 1 (as of July 2017)
- A critical evaluation of venous shunts for the treatment of cirrhotic patients with esophageal varices.
- NACHLAS MM.
- Ann Surg. 1958 Aug;148(2):169-83.
Rationale for inclusion: This is an excellent review with several references that go earlier still.
Citations - 48 (as of July 2017)