Use of Ankaferd Blood Stopper for controlling actively bleeding fundal varices

Singapore Med J. 2011 Jan;52(1):e11-2.


Variceal bleeding is one of the most important and life-threatening complications of portal hypertension. Although less common than oesophageal varices that have a lower frequency of bleeding, gastric varices tend to result in more severe and mortal bleeding. The Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS) has been used with varying success in recent years for the management of bleeding from skin lesions or after dental surgery, and in other clinical conditions in which conventional haemostatic measures have proved to be deficient. In serious bleeding gastric fundal varices, ABS can also act as a bridge in the absence or unavailability of definitive therapies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Endoscopy / methods
  • Esophageal and Gastric Varices / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Gastric Fundus / drug effects
  • Hemorrhage / drug therapy*
  • Hemostasis
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Portal / complications
  • Middle Aged
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Ultrasonography / methods


  • Plant Extracts
  • ankaferd blood stopper