Gallbladder variceal bleeding in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis: a rare entity.

Abstract

Alcoholic cirrhosis is a common condition that can lead to serious complications. The locations of varicose veins such as the anorectal area, the colon, the bladder or the ileal area have been reported more frequently in patients with portal hypertension associated with portal vein thrombosis and with cirrhosis. Several authors have described these varices in relation to the bile duct, but the bleeding from gallbladder varices in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis, as a cause of death, is very rare. We report a clinical case.

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@article{Vilallonga2012GallbladderVB, title={Gallbladder variceal bleeding in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis: a rare entity.}, author={Ramon Vilallonga and Oscar Gonz{\'a}lez and Silvina Bergamini and Jos{\'e} Manuel Fort and Manuel Armengol}, journal={Revista española de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva}, year={2012}, volume={104 3}, pages={153-4} }