Successful treatment of bleeding rectal varices with laparotomy and inferior mesenteric vein embolization

Toshihiko Matsumoto, Masahiro Takatani, Yousuke Yagi, Kou Miura, Yuusaku Sugihara, Shinjirou Takagi, Yasushi Hiramatsu, Motoko Kitano, Kazuhiko Morii, Hirohumi Morishita, Hiroaki Okushin, Kouichi Uesaka, Tsuyoshi Hyoudou

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Abstract

We present the case of a 72-year-old woman who was attending our hospital for hepatitis C virus-related cirrhosis. She developed fresh bloody stools in April 2007 and proctoscopy revealed a rectal varix from the rectosigmoid to the anal verge. Variceal bleeding was diagnosed and radiologic intervention was performed. We performed a mini-laparotomy under general anesthesia, and embolized the superior rectal vein. There was no recurrence of bleeding until the patient ultimately died from hepatic insufficiency. In conclusion, we report on a case of rectal variceal bleeding successfully controlled using intravascular embolization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1295-1302
Number of pages8
JournalGASTROENTEROLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY
Volume53
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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    Matsumoto, T., Takatani, M., Yagi, Y., Miura, K., Sugihara, Y., Takagi, S., Hiramatsu, Y., Kitano, M., Morii, K., Morishita, H., Okushin, H., Uesaka, K., & Hyoudou, T. (2011). Successful treatment of bleeding rectal varices with laparotomy and inferior mesenteric vein embolization. GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY, 53(4), 1295-1302.