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Spontaneous haemoperitoneum caused by ruptured varices in a patient with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension.
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PMID:  7866819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report the case of a patient with a spontaneous, massive and fatal intraperitoneal haemorrhage from porto-systemic collaterals, caused by portal hypertension. We also review the cases of 18 cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bleeding of intraperitoneal varices and no previous abdominal surgery reported in the literature. PATIENT: A 21-year-old man with nodular regenerative hyperplasia, who had not undergone any previous surgery and who had large oesophageal varices diagnosed 3 years previously. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first case of spontaneous intra-abdominal bleeding from collateral vessels in a non-cirrhotic patient.
Z Ben-Ari; A P McCormick; S Jain; A K Burroughs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0954-691X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Publication Date:  1995 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-30     Completed Date:  1995-03-30     Revised Date:  2009-10-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000874     Medline TA:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Department of Medicine, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Collateral Circulation
Hemoperitoneum / etiology*
Hypertension, Portal / complications*
Peritoneum / blood supply*
Rupture, Spontaneous
Varicose Veins / etiology*

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