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Ultra-thin gastroscopy a valid alternative for surveillance of varices

The use of ultra-thin endoscopes in gastroscopy screening and surveillance of oesophageal varices associated with cirrhosis may mitigate the risks from repeated conventional gastroscopy, Queensland gastroenterologists say. Potential risks from conventional gastroscopy include those related to conscious sedation used to make the procedure tolerable for patients, according to a review led by Dr Tehara Wickremeratne, ...

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