Endoscopic Therapy of Variceal Bleeding from the Small Bowel

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Small bowel varices may be found in less than 5% of patients with suspected small bowel bleeding. These varices are associated with portal hypertension or thrombosis of mesenteric venous vessels and with altered abdominal vascular anatomy with or without prior small bowel surgery. In bleeding small bowel varices, therapeutic options include endoscopic injection of tissue adhesives, endovascular approaches such as balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous or percutaneous obliteration and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, and surgical resection. This is a case report of a 53-year-old patient with ethylic liver cirrhosis who presented with severe, life-threatening hematochezia due to small bowel varices. This article is part of an expert video encyclopedia. © 2013 Elsevier GmbH.




Albert, J. G. (2013). Endoscopic Therapy of Variceal Bleeding from the Small Bowel. Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy, 1(1), 226–227. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2212-0971(13)70096-7

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