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HPB Surgery
Volume 11 (1999), Issue 3, Pages 171-173
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1999/35272

Endoscopic Management of Bleeding Ectopic Varices With Histoacryl

1Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
2House No. 1041, Sector-24B, Chandigarh 160 024, India

Received 14 June 1997; Accepted 14 December 1997

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Abstract

Bleeding from antral and duodenal varices is an uncommon feature in patients with portal hypertension. We report a patient with cirrhosis and portal vein thrombosis, who had a massive bleed from antral and duodenal varices. Bleeding was controlled with endoscopic injection of varices using histoacryl. Endoscopic treatment and the relatively uncommon occurrence of antral and duodenal varices are highlighted.