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World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Sep 7;19(33):5581-5. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i33.5581.

Selective endoscopic ligation for treatment of upper gastrointestinal protuberant lesions.

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Lin Wang, Shi-Yao Chen, Ying Huang, Jie Wu, Ying-Kit Leung, Department of Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 201102, China.


This study explored the clinical value of endoscopic ligation for the treatment of upper gastrointestinal (GI) protuberant lesions in children. According to the appearance and size of lesions, we used different ligation techniques for the treatment of the lesions. Endoscopic ultrasonography was used for preliminary characterization of the lesions. One case diagnosed with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome was successfully treated by a detachable snare. Two cases with semi-pedunculated or broad-base lesions originating from the submucosal layer of the upper GI were treated with endoscopic variceal ligation; endoscopic examination showed that one case had complete healing 11 wk after ligation, while an ulcer scar was observed at the ligation site after 6 wk in the other case. All lesions were successfully ligated at the first attempt. No significant complications occurred either during or after the procedure. Selective endoscopic ligation of upper GI lesions is an effective and safe treatment for upper GI protuberant lesions in children.


Children; Endoscopic ultrasonography; Endoscopy; Ligation; Protuberant lesion

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