Massive Esophageal Variceal Bleeding as a Rare Complication of Sickle Cell Anemia

@inproceedings{Malamood2016MassiveEV,
  title={Massive Esophageal Variceal Bleeding as a Rare Complication of Sickle Cell Anemia},
  author={Mark Malamood and Gregory R. Bernstein and Zubair Malik and Malini Mathur},
  booktitle={ACG case reports journal},
  year={2016}
}
A 24-year-old man with sickle cell anemia presented with fatigue, dark stool, and coffee ground emesis. He was found to have large esophageal varices and experienced massive variceal hemorrhage in the hospital. The varices were caused by diffuse splanchnic venous thrombosis, and his only risk factor for hypercoagulability was sickle cell anemia. Splanchnic… CONTINUE READING