Superior mesenteric venous (SMV) varices

Case contributed by Dr Donna D'Souza
Modality: DSA (angiography)

This patient has alcoholic cirrhosis and severe portal hypertension.  She presented with bright red GI bleeding from her stoma.  A superior mesenteric venogram was performed (via transhepatic portal vein puncture) to identify a source of bleeding. Unfortunately no contrast extravasation was seen, therefore a site of active bleeding was not identified. 

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Case Information

rID: 4615
Case created: 21st Sep 2008
Last edited: 23rd Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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