TITLE

Endoscopic Sclerotherapy for Bleeding Rectal Varices: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Wang, Michael; Desigan, Gnana; Dunn, Dewey
PUB. DATE
October 1985
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct1985, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p779
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Rectal varices are not hemorrhoids and they are dilated submucosal veins connecting the middle and inferior hemorrhoidal veins. These rectal varices may occur in patients with portal hypertension because of the formation of portosystemic shunts. Like esophageal varices, the rectal varices may also bleed massively. Herein we report a case of such bleeding which was successfully controlled with endoscopic sclerotherapy to the rectal varices.
ACCESSION #
16351710

 

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