Successful treatment of endoscopically unmanageable rectal varices by balloon-occluded antegrade transvenous sclerotherapy followed by microcoil embolization.

@article{Minamiguchi2013SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of endoscopically unmanageable rectal varices by balloon-occluded antegrade transvenous sclerotherapy followed by microcoil embolization.},
  author={Hiroki H Minamiguchi and Nobuyuki N Kawai and Morio M Sato and Akira Ikoma and Hiroki H Sanda and Kouhei K Nakata and Takami Tanaka and Motoki M Nakai and Tetsuo T Sonomura},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={1399-403}
}
The present report describes two cases of endoscopically unmanageable rectal varices that were treated by balloon-occluded antegrade transvenous sclerotherapy (BATS) followed by microcoil embolization. Follow-up endoscopy confirmed eradication of the rectal varices. Balloon-occluded rectal venography showed stasis of contrast material and sclerosing agent for 30 minutes in both cases of rectal varices, which indicated that the inflow vessel was a single dilated superior rectal vein without… CONTINUE READING
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