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Endoscopy. 2002 Aug;34(8):661-3.

Argon plasma coagulation for the treatment of colonic varices.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California 92134-1005, USA.


Various individually tailored endoscopic treatment modalities have been described for bleeding colorectal varices. We describe a case of a 65-year-old man, in whom argon plasma coagulation successfully eradicated ectopic varices at the ileocolonic anastomosis; bleeding could be stopped.

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