Duodenal varices

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Duodenal varices is the dilatation of the posterior superior pancreaticoduodenal vein secondary to portal hypertension. They are much less common than oesophageal, rectal or fundal varices, but may be associated with them.

Radiographic features

Fluoroscopy

Lobulated filling defects are best demonstrated in prone position. Any defects will be obliterated by maximal luminal distension.

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rID: 6013
Section: Pathology
Tags: cases, refs
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