Is there a safer electrosurgical current for endoscopic sphincterotomy in patients with liver cirrhosis?


Parlak E., Koksal A. S. , Oztas E. , Disibeyaz S. , Odemis B., Yuksel M., ...More

WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, vol.128, pp.573-578, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 128
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00508-014-0677-3
  • Title of Journal : WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT
  • Page Numbers: pp.573-578

Abstract

Endoscopic sphincterotomy has a higher risk of bleeding in patients with cirrhosis. Advanced Child stage and coagulopathy are well-known risk factors. We aimed to determine the role of electrosurgical currents in the development of endoscopic sphincterotomy bleeding in cirrhotic patients.