Banana may be forbidden after endoscopic variceal ligation: a case report

Yingying Li, Xiaozhong Guo, Zhaohui Bai, Xiaodong Shao, Ran Wang, Hongyu Li, Xingshun Qi


Acute variceal hemorrhage (AVH) is a devastating complication of liver cirrhosis. Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) is a useful endoscopic treatment for AVH with few complications. However, the issue regarding management of early re-bleeding after EVL still needs to be concerned. Furthermore, the dietary principle after EVL is unclear. There is no consensus regarding what food should be eaten after EVL. In this paper, we reported a patient who ate a banana after an EVL and then developed early re-bleeding episodes.