Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 331–337 | Cite as

Mesenteric varices: A source of mesosystemic shunts and gastrointestinal hemorrhage

  • Michael Federle
  • Robert A. Clark


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, indications Intestine, hemorrhage Liver, cirrhosis Portal vein, hypertension 


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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

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