Endoscopic hemoclipping (HC) was introduced in 1975 by Hayashi and colleagues, but its initial applicability was limited by technical complexities. Its renaissance in the late 1980s as a third endoscopic hemostatic modality was largely due to improved instruments and was encouraged by its theoretic safety advantages over injection and thermal therapies. Hemoclips may achieve immediate hemo-stasis without tissue injury.
Most studies have used the manually-loaded Olympus rotatable clipping devices. Several clip sizes are available with jaw-angles measuring 90° or 135°. Disposable preloaded clipping devices include QuickClip (Olympus) and Tri-Clip (Wilson-Cook).
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