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Case Reports in Hepatology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 523610, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/523610
Case Report

External Hemorrhage from a Portacaval Anastomosis in a Patient with Liver Cirrhosis

1Department of Gastroenterology, Meram School of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram, 42090 Konya, Turkey
2Department of Immunology and Allergic Diseases, Meram School of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, 42090 Konya, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Meram School of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, 42090 Konya, Turkey
4Division of Gastroenterology, Konya Education and Research Hospital, 42090 Konya, Turkey
5Department of Internal Medicine, Meram School of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, 42090 Konya, Turkey

Received 27 May 2014; Accepted 1 July 2014; Published 8 July 2014

Academic Editor: Melanie Deutsch

Copyright © 2014 Murat Biyik et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Variceal bleeding is the major complication of portal hypertension in patients with liver cirrhosis. Hemorrhage mainly occurs in gastrointestinal lumen. Extraluminal hemorrhages are quite rare, such as intraperitoneal hemorrhages. We aimed to present a variceal bleeding case from the anastomosis on the anterior abdominal wall, as an extraordinary bleeding location, in a patient with portal hypertension in whom there were no esophageal and gastric varices.