A case of gastric varices with gastropericardiac shunt successfully treated by balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration via the pericardiophrenic vein using a microballoon catheter.

Abstract

Gastric fundal varices developed in a 72-year-old female patient with liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus infection after endoscopic injection sclerotherapy for esophageal varices. Three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) imaging demonstrated that gastrorenal shunts were absent as the drainage vessels of the varices, and the blood flows drained… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12328-011-0239-4

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