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Splenic artery embolization in a woman with bleeding gastric varices and splenic vein thrombosis: a case report.
J Med Case Rep. 2010 Aug 04; 4:247.JM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Gastric variceal bleeding due to splenic vein thrombosis is a life-threatening situation and is often difficult to manage by endoscopy. In the worst cases, an emergency splenectomy may be required to stop variceal bleeding.

CASE PRESENTATION

We report the case of a 60-year-old Caucasian woman with bleeding gastric varices secondary to splenic vein thrombosis treated by splenic artery embolization. Successful embolization was performed by depositing coils into the splenic artery resulting in cessation of variceal bleeding. After embolization there was no recurrence of bleeding.

CONCLUSION

Splenic artery embolization can be an effective and definite treatment for variceal bleeding secondary to splenic vein thrombosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

II, Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München, München, Deutschland. bernd.saugel@lrz.tu-muenchen.de.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20684784

Citation

Saugel, Bernd, et al. "Splenic Artery Embolization in a Woman With Bleeding Gastric Varices and Splenic Vein Thrombosis: a Case Report." Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 4, 2010, p. 247.
Saugel B, Gaa J, Phillip V, et al. Splenic artery embolization in a woman with bleeding gastric varices and splenic vein thrombosis: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2010;4:247.
Saugel, B., Gaa, J., Phillip, V., Schmid, R. M., & Huber, W. (2010). Splenic artery embolization in a woman with bleeding gastric varices and splenic vein thrombosis: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4, 247. https://doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-4-247
Saugel B, et al. Splenic Artery Embolization in a Woman With Bleeding Gastric Varices and Splenic Vein Thrombosis: a Case Report. J Med Case Rep. 2010 Aug 4;4:247. PubMed PMID: 20684784.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Splenic artery embolization in a woman with bleeding gastric varices and splenic vein thrombosis: a case report. AU - Saugel,Bernd, AU - Gaa,Jochen, AU - Phillip,Veit, AU - Schmid,Roland M, AU - Huber,Wolfgang, Y1 - 2010/08/04/ PY - 2009/10/23/received PY - 2010/08/04/accepted PY - 2010/8/6/entrez PY - 2010/8/6/pubmed PY - 2010/8/6/medline SP - 247 EP - 247 JF - Journal of medical case reports JO - J Med Case Rep VL - 4 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Gastric variceal bleeding due to splenic vein thrombosis is a life-threatening situation and is often difficult to manage by endoscopy. In the worst cases, an emergency splenectomy may be required to stop variceal bleeding. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 60-year-old Caucasian woman with bleeding gastric varices secondary to splenic vein thrombosis treated by splenic artery embolization. Successful embolization was performed by depositing coils into the splenic artery resulting in cessation of variceal bleeding. After embolization there was no recurrence of bleeding. CONCLUSION: Splenic artery embolization can be an effective and definite treatment for variceal bleeding secondary to splenic vein thrombosis. SN - 1752-1947 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20684784/Splenic_artery_embolization_in_a_woman_with_bleeding_gastric_varices_and_splenic_vein_thrombosis:_a_case_report_ L2 - https://jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1752-1947-4-247 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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