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Hemoperitoneum Caused By Spontaneous Rupture Of The Umbilical Vein In Cirrhosis.
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PMID:  22835582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report a case of a 64 years-old male patient diagnosed from alcoholic liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension who presented with sudden mesogastric abdominal pain and subsequent syncope. At admission he was found to be hypotensive and with a low hemoglobin level. CT scan after hemodynamic stabilization showed hemoperitoneum with a prominent repermeabilised umbilical vein with a contrast leak. The patient underwent ligation of the ruptured part and disconnection of the rest of the vein from the portal circulation. No bleeding recurrence was observed and after solving edemas and ascitic fluid leakage from the operative incision with fluid restriction and diuretic treatment the patient was discharged home.
Josep Marti; Sara Llorca; Xavier Suñol
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1542-7714     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160775     Medline TA:  Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 AGA Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
General and Digestive Surgery Department, Hospital de Mataró, Mataró, Spain.
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