[Hemoptysis from dorsal tongue base varices secondary to portal hypertension].Recenti Prog Med. 2001 Dec; 92(12):756.RP
Portal hypertension secondary to cirrhosis of the liver is the main factor leading to the formation of portosystemic collaterals. The sites of such collateral circulation are well known. We describe a case of haemoptysis from dorsal tongue base varices, which are not recognised as portosystemic anastomosis, in a cirrhotic patient with portal hypertension.