Upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to ectopic varices in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis

 
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2007 (EN)
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to ectopic varices in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis (EN)

O. Khuffash, G. Triantaphyllou, A. Christidou, Ch. Tzathas,

SUMMARY We report a case of upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to ectopic varices located in the duodenum in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis. Ectopic varices are a rare cause of intestinal hemorrhage in patients with portal hypertension, whether they suffer from cirrhosis or not. Hemorrhage can be severe and high mortality rates have been reported. The treatment of varices is challenging and has been debated in the literature. In the case presented, we used injection sclerotherapy with ethanolamine oleate, to obliterate varices and control bleeding. A short review on the etiology pathogenesis and management of ectopic varices is presented. Key words: ectopic varices, cirrhosis, gastrointestinal bleeding, portal hypertension, injection sclerotherapy (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2007-03-19


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 16, No 2 (2003) (EN)



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