Ruptured duodenal varices arising from the main portal vein successfully treated with endoscopic injection sclerotherapy: a case report

@inproceedings{Kang2011RupturedDV,
  title={Ruptured duodenal varices arising from the main portal vein successfully treated with endoscopic injection sclerotherapy: a case report},
  author={Ha Yan Kang and Won Kyung Lee and Yong H Kim and Byung Woon Kwon and Myung Soo Kang and Suk Bae Kim and Il Han Song},
  booktitle={The Korean journal of hepatology},
  year={2011}
}
Duodenal varices result from retroperitoneal portosystemic shunts that usually come from the pancreaticoduodenal vein and drain into the inferior vena cava. Because they are a rare but fatal cause of gastrointestinal bleeding, a prompt hemostatic intervention is mandatory. A 62-year-old man who had a history of excessive alcohol consumption presented with massive hematemesis and melena. Emergent endoscopy revealed ruptured varices with an adhering whitish fibrin clot on the postbulbar portion… CONTINUE READING

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