Severe gastric variceal haemorrhage due to splenic artery thrombosis and consecutive arterial bypass

Abstract

BACKGROUND Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage is mainly caused by ulcers. Gastric varicosis due to portal hypertension can also be held responsible for upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Portal hypertension causes the development of a collateral circulation from the portal to the caval venous system resulting in development of oesophageal and gastric fundus… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2482-11-14

Topics

5 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Trotha2011SevereGV, title={Severe gastric variceal haemorrhage due to splenic artery thrombosis and consecutive arterial bypass}, author={Klaus Thilo von Trotha and Marcel Binneboesel and Son Dao Vu Truong and Florian Friedrich Behrendt and Hermann Elard Wasmuth and Ulf Peter Neumann and Marc Jansen}, booktitle={BMC surgery}, year={2011} }