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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 23-25
Brief Communication

Submucosal Esophageal Hematoma Following Sclerotherapy: A Rare Complication

Ram Singh, YK Chawla, Upjeet Kaur, Neelam Malik, and JB Dilawari

Departments of Hepatology, Experimental Medicine and Radiodiagnosis, Posrgraduate lnstitute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160012, India

Received 7 June 1989; Accepted 9 September 1989

Copyright © 1990 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A cirrhotic patient who developed an intramural hematoma of the esophagus as a complication of esophageal variceal sclerotherapy is reported. The hematoma resolved spontaneously within two weeks without any residual complications such as esophageal stricture.