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Broncho-oesophageal fistula: a late complication of endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy
  1. D L Carr-Locke,
  2. K Sidky

    Abstract

    A case is reported of delayed broncho-oesophageal fistula presenting several weeks after fibreoptic injection sclerotherapy for oesophageal varices in a patient with chronic active hepatitis who eventually died from bronchopneumonia. Such serious complications of injection sclerotherapy should be kept in mind with the increasing popularity of this method of early treatment of bleeding oesophageal varices.

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