Gastroesophageal varices

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Patient with portal hypertension (cirrhosis). No history of hemorrhage was related.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male
CT

CT Abdomen

Signs of cirrhotic liver which is reduced in volume, 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
Case created: 14th Dec 2010
Last edited: 15th Dec 2016
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