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Table 3 Causes of death

From: Endoscopic sclerotherapy compared with no specific treatment for the primary prevention of bleeding from esophageal varices. A randomized controlled multicentre trial [ISRCTN03215899]

  Sclerotherapy n = 84 Controls n = 82
total n = 29 n = 33
Variceal bleeding 1 9
Liver failure 9 13
Hepatocellular carcinoma 5 3
Other causes   
   Malignancy 2  
   Infection 4 3
   Stroke 1 3
   Bleeding from duodenal ulcer   1
   Postoperative multi-organ failure 1  
   Hypothermia 1  
   Esophageal perforation1 1  
   Unknown 4 1
  1. 1 complication of sclerotherapy Values are number of patients