Treatment of oesophageal varices
Treatment of oesophageal varices and portal hypertension
Therapy for variceal bleeding can be divided into the treatment of acute variceal bleeding and the prevention of recurrent bleeding.
Somatostatin and octreotide are effective in acute variceal bleeding because of
Extra info: Somatostatin and octreotide inhibit portal blood flow, decrease GI motility and decrease secretion of digestive enzymes.