Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 293–295 | Cite as

Intramural hematoma of the esophagus: Unusual complication of variceal sclerotherapy

  • Werner Van Steenbergen
  • Johan Fevery
  • Lieven Broeckaert
  • Eric Ponette
  • Albert Baert
  • Jan De Groote


A patient is described who developed severe retrosternal pain and dysphagia immediately after sclerotherapy of esophageal varices. Extensive submucosal bleeding of the esophageal wall was demonstrated radiologically and endoscopically. This lesion resolved within 2 weeks of conservative treatment.

Key words

Esophageal varices Portal hypertension, complication of therapy Endoscopic sclerotherapy, complication Esophageal hematoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Van Steenbergen
    • 1
  • Johan Fevery
    • 1
  • Lieven Broeckaert
    • 1
  • Eric Ponette
    • 2
  • Albert Baert
    • 2
  • Jan De Groote
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital St.-RafaëlLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital St.-RafaëlLeuvenBelgium

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