Spontaneous haemoperitoneum caused by ruptured varices in a patient with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension.

@article{BenAri1995SpontaneousHC,
  title={Spontaneous haemoperitoneum caused by ruptured varices in a patient with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension.},
  author={Ziv Ben-Ari and Aidan McCormick and Sanjay Jain and Andrew K. Burroughs},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          87-90
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To report the case of a patient with a spontaneous, massive and fatal intraperitoneal haemorrhage from porto-systemic collaterals, caused by portal hypertension. We also review the cases of 18 cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bleeding of intraperitoneal varices and no previous abdominal surgery reported in the literature. PATIENT A 21-year-old man with nodular regenerative hyperplasia, who had not undergone any previous surgery and who had large oesophageal varices diagnosed 3… CONTINUE READING