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Laparoscopic control of spontaneous external hemorrhage from umbilical varix.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16974043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Spontaneous external hemorrhage from an umbilical varix is rare. We describe a 40-year-old man with cirrhosis and portal hypertension, who presented with recurrent external bleeding from an umbilical varix. The first episode was controlled by transfixation of the vein under local anesthesia. Contrast-enhanced CT scan demonstrated a hugely distended recanalized umbilical vein arising from the left branch of the portal vein and ending in the umbilical cicatrix. Recurrent bleeding necessitated laparoscopy and in-situ clipping of the bleeding vein in the falciform ligament. At six months' follow up the patient has no further bleeding.
Authors:
Adhish Basu; Sarath Chandra Sistla; S Jagdish
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0254-8860     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Gastroenterol     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-15     Completed Date:  2006-11-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409436     Medline TA:  Indian J Gastroenterol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India. adhishbasu@rediffmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Hemorrhage / etiology*,  surgery
Humans
Hypertension, Portal / complications*
Laparoscopy
Liver Cirrhosis / diagnosis
Male
Recurrence
Umbilicus / blood supply*,  pathology
Varicose Veins / etiology*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications

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