CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 1257–1261 | Cite as

Septic Complication After Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration of Duodenal Variceal Bleeding

  • Thai Akasaka
  • Toshiya ShibataEmail author
  • Hiroyoshi Isoda
  • Kojiro Taura
  • Shigeki Arizono
  • Kotaro Shimada
  • Kaori Togashi
Case Report


We report a 64-year-old woman with duodenal varices who underwent balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) complicated by intraprocedural variceal rupture. The patient developed shivering and a fever higher than 40°C 3 days after the B-RTO procedure. A blood culture grew Entereobacter cloacoe. This case represents a rare septic complication of B-RTO for duodenal varices.


Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration Duodenal varix Complication Sepsis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thai Akasaka
    • 1
  • Toshiya Shibata
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hiroyoshi Isoda
    • 1
  • Kojiro Taura
    • 2
  • Shigeki Arizono
    • 1
  • Kotaro Shimada
    • 1
  • Kaori Togashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyKyoto University Graduate School of MedicineShogoin, Sakyoku, KyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryKyoto University Graduate School of MedicineShogoin, Sakyoku, KyotoJapan

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