, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 341-343
Date: 10 Jan 2007

Bleeding from peristomal varices in a cirrhotic patient with ileal conduit: treatment with transjugular intrahepatic portocaval shunt (TIPS)

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We report an unusual case of a 71-year-old man with liver cirrhosis who presented recurred bleedings from the stoma of the ileal conduit after radical cystoprostatectomy. The haemorrhages could not be treated by local measures, and a transjugular intrahepatic portocaval shunt was performed, displacing an endoprosthesis and a self-expandable stent. We highlight the role of TIPS to treat recurrent bleedings from the stoma in cirrhotic patients with ileal conduit and portal hypertension.