Mesenteric varices: A source of mesosystemic shunts and gastrointestinal hemorrhage Authors
Received: 08 February 1979 Accepted: 03 April 1979 DOI:
Cite this article as: Federle, M. & Clark, R.A. Gastrointest Radiol (1979) 4: 331. doi:10.1007/BF01887551
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.
Visceral angiography, indications
Portal vein, hypertension
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