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HPB Surgery
Volume 10 (1997), Issue 5, Pages 329-331
Case Report

Haemoperitoneurn Secondary to Rupture of Retroperitoneal Variceal

1Dpto. de Medicina Interna y Cirugía General, Tenerife, Canary Islands, La Laguna, Spain
2Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Tenerife, Canary Islands, La Laguna, Spain

Received 16 February 1996

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A 45-year-old alcoholic male patient presented with hypovolemic shock and intense anemia (Hemoglobin 04.7 g/dl), and was operated on. A bleeding retroperitoneal varix located near the right colon was responsible for the clinical picture and was sutured. After operation the patient developed haemodynamic instability and pneumonia a situation which was reverted with intensive medical therapy. The patient is now doing well.