Variceal bleeding from ileum identified and treated by single balloon enteroscopy

Traina, Mario; Tarantino, Ilaria; Barresi, Luca; Mocciaro, Filippo; Abraldes, Juan G.
April 2009
World Journal of Gastroenterology;5/21/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 15, p1904
Academic Journal
Case Study
We report a case of acute uncontrolled gastrointestinal bleeding in a patient with liver cirrhosis. The upper and lower endoscopy were negative for bleeding lesions. We decided to perform the examination of the small bowel using single-balloon enteroscopy. The lower enteroscopy revealed signs of bleeding from varices of the ileum. In this report, we showed that the injection of a sclerosant solution can be accomplished using a freehand technique via the single balloon enteroscopy.


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