Gastroesophageal varices

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Patient with portal hypertension due to cirrhosis.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
CT

CT Abdomen (selected images)

Cirrhotic liver without suspicious focal lesions, splenomegaly, and prominent collateral venous circulation around the distal oesophagus. 

Case Discussion

Spontaneous portal-systemic collateral pathways (also called varices) develop via enlargement of preexisting anastomoses between the portal and systemic venous system.

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Case information

rID: 12546
Published: 14th Dec 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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