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Therapeutic effect of balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration for gastric varices in relation to haemodynamics in the short gastric vein.
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PMID:  19470572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to elucidate the relationship between the therapeutic effect of balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) and haemodynamic features in the short gastric vein (SGV) in patients with gastric fundal varices (GV). The subjects in this retrospective cohort study comprised 34 patients who had moderate- or large-grade GV with the SGV both on retrograde venography and Doppler ultrasound. The diameter, flow velocity and flow volume in the SGV measured by Doppler ultrasound before B-RTO with 1 h balloon occlusion were compared with the therapeutic effect. Embolisation of GV was achieved in 30/34 patients (88.2%): 27 by initial B-RTO and 3 by second B-RTO. Flow velocity and flow volume in the SGV before B-RTO were significantly lower in the 27 patients with a complete effect on initial B-RTO (7.19+/-2.44 cm s(-1), p = 0.0246; 189.52+/-167.66 ml min(-1), p = 0.002) than in the 7 patients with an incomplete effect (10.41+/-5.44 cm s(-1), 492.14+/-344.94 ml min(-1)). Neither endoscopy nor contrast-enhanced CT had recurrent findings of GV in the subject during the follow-up period (94-1440 days; mean, 487.2+/-480.5 days). In conclusion, haemodynamic evaluation of the SGV using Doppler ultrasound may be useful for the prediction of the therapeutic effect of B-RTO.
H Okugawa; H Maruyama; S Kobayashi; H Yoshizumi; S Matsutani; O Yokosuka
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1748-880X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-05     Completed Date:  2009-12-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  930-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-8-1, Inohana, Chuou-ku, Chiba, 260-8670.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Balloon Occlusion / methods*
Blood Flow Velocity / physiology
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / methods
Esophageal and Gastric Varices / physiopathology,  therapy*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / physiopathology,  prevention & control
Hemodynamics / physiology
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Stomach / blood supply

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