CLINICAL CASE CHALLENGE
Filippo Torroni, Giulia Chiarazzo
UOS Endoscopia Digestiva, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Roma, Italia
Esophageal bleeding from varices is a medical emergency that requires an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) to be performed within 4 hours. In children weighing less than 10 kg, hemostasis can be achieved using band ligation if feasible, or sclerotherapy as an alternative.