Unusual sites of upper gastrointestinal variceal bleeding

Nancy C. Manzione, Kiron M. Das, Allan W. Wolkoff, Nino Carnevale

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Abstract

When patients with portal hypertension bleed from varices, these are most commonly located in the esophagus and gastric fundus. However, varices can develop anywhere in the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract. Oftentimes if an active upper gastrointestinal bleedng site is not evident at the time of en-doscopy, bleeding is attributed to any esophageal or gastric varices that are present. This supposition may not always be true as illustrated in the two patients presented here. Likewise, the absence of esophagogastric varices in a patient with portal hypertension does not preclude the presence of varices elsewhere. Endoscopic examination of the second and third portion of the duodenum can sometimes be helpful in accurately locating the bleeding site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume9
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987

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Varicose Veins
Hemorrhage
Portal Hypertension
Lower Gastrointestinal Tract
Gastric Fundus
Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Duodenum
Esophagus

Keywords

  • Duodenal varices
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Unusual varices
  • Varices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Unusual sites of upper gastrointestinal variceal bleeding. / Manzione, Nancy C.; Das, Kiron M.; Wolkoff, Allan W.; Carnevale, Nino.

In: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1987, p. 40-42.

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