Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 331–337

Mesenteric varices: A source of mesosystemic shunts and gastrointestinal hemorrhage

  • Michael Federle
  • Robert A. Clark
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01887551

Cite this article as:
Federle, M. & Clark, R.A. Gastrointest Radiol (1979) 4: 331. doi:10.1007/BF01887551

Abstract

The presence of mesenteric varices was demonstrated angiographically in 7 patients with portal hypertension. In 4 of these cases the mesenteric varices were the source of lower gastrointestinal bleeding which was successfully controlled by intra-arterial infusion of vasopressin. The radiological diagnosis and management of mesenteric varices is discussed and the pertinent literature is briefly reviewed.

Key words

Visceral angiography, indicationsIntestine, hemorrhageLiver, cirrhosisPortal vein, hypertension

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Federle
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert A. Clark
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA