Ryusuke Terada، نويسنده , , Shigehiko Ito، نويسنده , , Fumitaka Akama، نويسنده , , Hideo Kidogawa، نويسنده , , Kiyotaka Kashima، نويسنده , , Takatomo Yamayoshi، نويسنده , , Hisakuni Ooe، نويسنده ,
There is no consensus as to the best treatment for Mallory-Weiss tears with severe bleeding. Endoscopic ligation is an inexpensive, readily available, and easily learned technique, in contrast to conventional thermocoagulation or hemoclipping. To evaluate the utility of endoscopic ligation, we performed this technique during emergency endoscopy to treat severe bleeding from Mallory-Weiss tears in four patients in our hospital with continuous active bleeding from Mallory-Weiss tears. The patients were all male with an average age of 40.5 years. Symptoms associated with increased intra-abdominal pressure, including retching and vomiting were reported by all patients. The bleeding points were aspirated and controlled by endoscopic ligation, and complete hemostasis was achieved in all cases. We conclude that endoscopic ligation is easy to perform and may provide an alternative treatment for severe bleeding from Mallory-Weiss tears.