Transverse colon varices
Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench,
Portal Hypertention associated with liver cirrhosis usually leads to Gasteresophageal Varices, however ectopic varices secondary to liver cirrhosis are not common, especially Colonic varices which occur with a low frequency.
We are going to discuss about a 75-year-old man with liver (HBV) cirrhosis that was admitted to Hospital with rectorrhagia, colonoscopy revealed evidence of acute bleeding in tortuous colonic varices. The bandligation performed during Colonoscopy which had failed in controlling the bleeding.
He was referred to Taleghani hospital in Tehran and successfully rectorrhagia was controlled by BRTO technique (balloon _occluded retrograded trans venous obliteration).
- Colonic varices
- Band ligation
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