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Placement confirmation of Sengstaken–Blakemore tube by ultrasound
  1. A C-M Lin1,
  2. Y-H Hsu2,
  3. T-L Wang3,
  4. C-F Chong3
  1. 1Emergency Department, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  2. 2Department of Gastrology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  3. 3Emergency Department, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to:
 Aming Chor-Ming Lin
 Emergency Department, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, 95 Wen Chang Road, Taipei, Taiwan; amingphd{at}yahoo.com.tw

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The management of oesophageal bleeding disorders remains a challenging problem in the emergency department. Oesophageal varices are dilated veins; they are most commonly a result of portal hypertension and are often associated with a poor outcome.1 Haemorrhage from oesophageal varices is a life-threatening emergency with a mortality rate of 30–50%. Approximately 90% of patients with cirrhosis will develop varices, of which bleeding occurs in 25–35%.2 Balloon tamponade is one of the methods for temporary control of acute variceal haemorrhage and works by directly compressing the varices at the bleeding site. Placement of a …

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