Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Bleeding due to ectopic varices in a urinary diversion: A multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.
Issue Date: Nov-2015
Citation: Can Urol Assoc J.;(9)11-12:E897-9
Abstract: The ectopic varices in patients with portal hypertension are those that occur at any level of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, regardless of the varices that occur at the esophageal level. These ectopic varices account for 2-5% of the causes of GI bleeding varices. The risk of bleeding is quadrupled compared to the esophagogastric area, with a mortality of up to 40%. The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, should be considered in cases secondary to recurrent bleeding varices. We present a case report of an urological emergency of bleeding in a urinary diversion secondary to ectopic varices successfully treated through the placement of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. The condition described here is rare, but important, as it can be a life-threatening complication of portal hypertension. This kind of complication should be known by urologic surgeons managing patients with urinary diversions.
PMID: 26834901
Rights: openAccess
ISSN: 1911-6470
Appears in Collections:Fundaciones e Institutos de Investigación > IIS H. U. La Princesa > Artículos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
PMC4707913.pdf4.03 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.