Endoscopic intervention in cirrhotic patients pitfalls, precaution and prevention

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Tanyaporn Chantarojanasiri, M.D.


cirrhosis, endoscopic intervention, complication


Gastrointestinal endoscopy is commonly performed in patients with liver cirrhosis for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. However, these patients have increased risk of various complications
such as bleeding, infection, liver decompensation, and complications related to medication used in endoscopy. Risk factors of these complications included patient-related risk factors and intervention-
related risk factors. This review would focus on the risk, the pitfall, and how to prevent these complications.

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