Endoscopic Sclerotherapy Complications
Endoscopic Sclerotherapy Risk Factors
Alternate Names for Endoscopic Sclerotherapy:
Esophageal varices injection
Esophageal varices injections
Sclerotherapy for esophageal varices
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have an injection, your doctor will review a list of possible complications which may include:
- Painful swallowing
- Esophageal narrowing
- Esophageal damage
Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Bleeding disorder
- Active bleeding
- Advanced age
- Heart or lung problems
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.