Sclerotherapy as treatment of recurrent bleeding from upper gastrointestinal telangiectasia in crest syndrome

C. Gates, E. F. Morand, M. Davis, P. J. Maddison

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Abstract

A case of CREST syndrome is reported with recurrent bleeding from oesophageal telangiectasia which required repeated blood transfusions. No other cause for the haemorrhage was found. This complication was effectively treated by sclerotherapy with no recurrence of bleeding over a 12-month period of follow up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)760-761
Number of pages2
JournalRheumatology
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CREST syndrome
  • Oesophagus
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Telangiectasia

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