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World Journal of Emergency Surgery

, 2:32

First Online: 04 December 2007Received: 20 August 2007Accepted: 04 December 2007

Abstract

Although commonly detectable in patients with cirrhosis, rectal varices only infrequently cause significant hematochezia 0.5–3.6%. While they may be expected to resolve with treatment of the concomitant portal hypertension, there is currently no standardized approach to their management in isolation. Therefore many authorities recommend transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting TIPS as a means of alleviating otherwise recalcitrant bleeding. Conceptually, however, rectal varices should be as amenable to local therapies as are their counterparts occurring at the esophagogastric junction. In this report, we describe the use of endoscopic banding per ano to alleviate significant rectal bleeding in a patient with poorly controlled portal hypertension. This allowed medical optimisation so that the underlying pathology could be controlled without recourse to TIPS or other means of creating a formal portosystemic shunt.

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Autor: Ronan A Cahill - Suzanne Norris - Richard B Stephens

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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