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Embolization of large gastric varices using vena cava filter and coils.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15346211     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 40-year-old male with alcoholic cirrhosis and portal hypertension presented with acute variceal hemorrhage. Abdominal CT scan and endoscopy revealed large gastric varices. The patient underwent a TIPS procedure. Portal venography demonstrated persistent filling of the large gastric varices with associated high-flow spontaneous splenorenal shunt. Because of the large size of the varices, a Simon-Nitinol filter was used in conjunction with multiple embolization coils to enable successful occlusion of the varices.
Jason M Ford; Himanshu Shah; Michael S Stecker; Jan Namyslowski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2004-06-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0174-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    2004 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-03     Completed Date:  2004-12-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  366-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation*
Esophageal and Gastric Varices / etiology,  therapy*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology,  therapy*
Hypertension, Portal / complications
Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic / complications
Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic / instrumentation*
Vena Cava Filters*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Alloys; 52013-44-2/nitinol

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