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Multiple pulmonary and systemic ectopic emboli following endoscopic injection sclerotherapy for gastric fundal varices.
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PMID:  22426915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of a 40-year-old female with cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and upper gastrointestinal bleeding who developed multiple pulmonary emboli after endoscopic injection sclerotherapy for gastric variceal bleeding. The patient did not have any respiratory symptoms after the sclerotherapy. A chest radiograph obtained one day after the procedure for the evaluation of fever showed few small nodular radio-opacities in both hilar regions. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrates the existence of multiple radio-opaque emboli within the pulmonary and left common iliac arteries with no evidence of associated pulmonary parenchymal changes. She had no further symptoms, and the radiologic opacities persisted on CT obtained 4 months later.
Authors:
Manar T El-Essawy; Sultan R Al-Harbi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Damietta Oncology Institute, PO Box 361680, Damietta, Egypt. Tel. +966 500471079. Fax: +966 (1) 4633582. E-mail: manar970@hotmail.com.
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