Treatment of Refractory Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients With Portal Hypertension: A Case Series and Treatment Algorithm

J. Balogh, S. Gordon-Burroughs, P. Schwarz, J. Galati, R. A. McFadden, M. Cusick, M. J. Snyder, H. R. Bailey, M. Weiner, A. Wong, R. A. Ochoa, A. Saharia, A. O. Gaber, R. M. Ghobrial

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Abstract

In patients with portal hypertension, ectopic varices can develop at any site along the gastrointestinal tract outside the classically described gastroesophageal location. Like esophageal variceal hemorrhage, bleeding from ectopic varices can be life-threatening. Diagnosis and treatment of ectopic varices can be challenging; to date, no effective treatment algorithm has been described. A systematic teamwork approach to diagnosing and treatment of ectopic varices is required to successfully manage hemorrhage from ectopic varices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1864-1869
Number of pages6
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume49
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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