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Duodenal varices as an unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleeding due to portal hypertension: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15334321     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Duodenal varices that develop in patients with portal hypertension rarely cause hemorrhage, but varix rupture is a serious and often fatal event. We report the case of a 38-year-old man with hepatic vein occlusion who was referred to our hospital for gastrointestinal hemorrhage of unknown origin. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed varices in the distal third of the duodenum. These varices were identified as the source of the bleeding. The patient was treated with endoscopic band ligation, and with coil embolization of a shunt between the superior mesenteric vein and the left renal vein.
Haldun Selçuk; Fatih Boyvat; Serdar Eren; Murat Korkmaz; Gürden Gür; Uğur Yilmaz; Sedat Boyacioğlu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1300-4948     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk J Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-30     Completed Date:  2004-10-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9515841     Medline TA:  Turk J Gastroenterol     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  104-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Budd-Chiari Syndrome / complications*,  therapy
Constriction, Pathologic
Duodenal Diseases / etiology*,  therapy
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods
Esophageal and Gastric Varices / etiology*,  therapy
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*,  therapy
Hepatic Veins / pathology
Hypertension, Portal / etiology*,  therapy
Prosthesis Implantation / methods
Treatment Outcome

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