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HPB Surgery
Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 173-175
Case Report

Transhepatic Venous Angioplasty and Stenting: A Treatment Option in Bleeding from Gastric Varices Secondary to Pancreatic Carcinoma

1Departments of Radiology and Surgery, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland
2Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland
3the Gastro-intestinal Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland

Received 1 September 1994

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We present a case of recurrent variceal bleeding due to subtotal occlusion of the splenoportal junction by a pancreatic carcinoma. This was effectively treated by transhepatic venous angioplasty and stenting.