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GI - Liver: Variceal Bleeding

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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)

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