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Splenic duplication: a rare cause of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
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PMID:  22476371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Acute gastrointestinal bleeding represents a common medical emergency. We report the rare case of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding caused by varices in the gastric fundus secondary to splenic duplication. Splenic duplication has been only rarely reported in the literature, and no case so far has described the associated complication of gastrointestinal bleeding, caused by venous drainage of the upper spleen via varices in the gastric fundus. We describe the imaging findings from endoscopy, endosonography, computed tomography (CT), flat-panel CT, and angiography in this rare condition and illustrate the effective role of intra-arterial embolization.
Authors:
Pankaj Sharma; Hatem Alkadhi; Christoph Gubler; Peter Bauerfeind; Thomas Pfammatter
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Abdominal imaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0509     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9303672     Medline TA:  Abdom Imaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Delhi State Cancer Institute, Delhi, India.
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