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Gastric varices

Mohammad Minakari, Shervin Badihian, Pooyan Jalalpour, Vahid Sebghatollahi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a threatening condition leading to urgent hospitalization. This study aims to investigate etiology and outcome in UGIB patients in Iran. METHODS: Medical records of GIB patients admitted to Alzahra referral hospital (in Isfahan) during 2010-2015 were retrospectively reviewed for demographic data, comorbidities, history of smoking and taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), presenting symptoms, endoscopic findings, therapeutic endoscopy, blood products' infusion, surgical intervention and mortality...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Chaeyoun Oh, Joong Kee Youn, Ji-Won Han, Gi Beom Kim, Hyun-Young Kim, Sung-Eun Jung
INTRODUCTION: The Fontan procedure (FP) has become the standard operation for patients with single ventricle physiology. However, a long period of elevated systemic venous pressure and low cardiac output after the procedure result in chronic inflammation and liver cirrhosis, which may eventually lead to the occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). CLINICAL FINDINGS: We described the case of a 16-year-old female who developed HCC after the FP. At 21 months, the patient received a lateral tunnel FP, and 14 years later, she began complaining of abdominal distension, telangiectasia, and fatigue...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Václav Hejda
Cirrhosis is the end stage of progressive development of different liver diseases and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates. Cirrhosis is associated with a number of potential complications, in particular with development of portal hypertension. Portal hypertension with the production of ascites, hepatic and gastric varices bleeding in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, presents the breakpoint in the natural course of cirrhosis, and it is associated with a considerably worse prognosis of patients, with a dramatically increased risk of mortality...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Zensho Ito, Mikio Kajihara, Yasunobu Kobayashi, Tomoya Kanai, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Kazuki Takakura, Toyokazu Yukawa, Toshifumi Ohkusa, Seita Koyama, Hiroo Imazu, Hiroshi Arakawa, Mitsuru Ohata, Shigeo Koido
Primary hepatic angiosarcoma is a very rare malignancy with a poor prognosis. Because patients present with no specific symptoms, the cancer can grow undetected and most cases are diagnosed too late for resection. We present the case of a 78-year-old Japanese man admitted to our hospital with massive hematemesis and melena. A total gastrectomy had previously been performed on the patient to treat gastric cancer. Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy was performed to control the bleeding from varices over the anastomosis...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Luis Lizardo-Sanchez, James Burdick, James F Trotter
Gastric variceal bleeding is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in patients with portal hypertension and cirrhosis. Options are limited for patients who are not candidates for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS). Cyanoacrylate injections have been reported to be efficacious in previous case series. The aim of this retrospective study was to report our single-center experience with the safety and efficacy of 2-octyl-cyanoacrylate in patients who were not TIPS candidates. Electronic medical records were reviewed for 16 patients who underwent a total of 18 esophagogastroduodenoscopies for acute gastric or duodenal variceal bleeding and secondary prophylaxis of gastric varices; 14 patients had cirrhosis with an average Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score of 16, and 2 patients had noncirrhotic portal hypertension...
October 2016: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Kuan-Chieh Fang, Chien-Wei Su, Yi-You Chiou, Pei-Chang Lee, Nai-Chi Chiu, Chien-An Liu, Ping-Hsien Chen, Wei-Yu Kao, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Teh-Ia Huo, Ming-Chih Hou, Han-Chieh Lin, Jaw-Ching Wu
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of clinically significant portal hypertension (CSPH) on the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 280 treatment-naïve early-stage HCC patients who had Child-Pugh grade A or B and received upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at the time of HCC diagnosis. CSPH was defined as (1) a platelet count < 100,000/mm(3) associated with splenomegaly and/or (2) the presence of oesophageal/gastric varices by endoscopy...
September 27, 2016: European Radiology
Han Deng, Xingshun Qi, Xiaozhong Guo
OBJECTIVES: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) for varices in liver cirrhosis. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE databases were searched for the literature identification. The area under the summary receiver operating characteristic curve (AUSROC), sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratio (PLR and NLR), and diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) were calculated. We performed the subgroup analyses according to the location of varices, CT technique, and study design...
October 8, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
Masashi Shimohira, Takuya Hashizume, Shigeru Sasaki, Kengo Ohta, Kazushi Suzuki, Motoo Nakagawa, Yoshiyuki Ozawa, Keita Sakurai, Hiroko Nishikawa, Masaki Hara, Yuta Shibamoto
PURPOSE: To assess the usefulness of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for the hepatic arterial injury related to percutaneous transhepatic portal intervention (PTPI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four patients, 32 males and 22 females with a median age of 68 years (range 43-82 years), underwent PTPI. The procedures consisted of 33 percutaneous transhepatic portal vein embolizations, 19 percutaneous transhepatic variceal embolizations, and 2 percutaneous transhepatic portal venous stent placements...
September 23, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Mathieu Duché, Béatrice Ducot, Oanez Ackermann, Florent Guérin, Emmanuel Jacquemin, Olivier Bernard
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Primary prophylaxis of bleeding is debated for children with portal hypertension because of the limited number of studies on its safety and efficacy, the lack of a known endoscopic pattern carrying a high risk of bleeding for all causes, and the assumption that the mortality of a first bleed is low. We report our experience with these issues. METHODS: From 1989 to 2014, we managed 1300 children with portal hypertension. Endoscopic features were recorded; high-risk varices were defined as: grade 3 esophageal varices, grade 2 varices with red wale markings, or gastric varices...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
K Kobayashi, S Hirota, Y Kako, S Yamamoto, H Takaki, K Yamakado
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to evaluate changes in liver stiffness, volume, and function before and after occlusion of spontaneous portosystemic shunt. MATERIALS & METHODS: Twenty-four patients (13 men and 11 women) with a mean age of 68.2 years±10.1 (SD) (age range, 49-82 years) underwent percutaneous occlusion of spontaneous portosystemic shunt because of gastric varices (n=17) or hepatic encephalopathy (n=7) from March 2011 to June 2013. The liver fibrosis index indicating liver stiffness was calculated by using ultrasound elastography before and after shunt occlusion...
September 20, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Renata P Colaneri, Fabrício F Coelho, Roberto de Cleva, Paulo Herman
AIM: To propose a laparoscopic treatment for schistosomal portal hypertension. METHODS: Ten patients with schistosomiasis and portal hypertension, with previous gastrointestinal hemorrhage from esophageal varices rupture, were evaluated. Patients were subjected to a laparoscopic procedure, with ligature of splenic artery and left gastric vein. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed on the 30th postoperative day, when esophageal varices diameter was measured and band ligature performed...
September 22, 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Jiří Ehrmann, Květa Aiglová, Michal Konečný, Vlastimil Procházka, Drahomíra Vrzalová
UNLABELLED: There are 40 000-60 000 patients with cirrhosis in the Czech Republic. 2 000 die of this disease yearly. This group of patients needs a complex treatment and it is mostly an internist cooperating with other specialists. The most important for an ambulant internist is to diagnose the disease as soon as possible and start with treatment of chronic liver disease that could lead to a cirrhosis. It means especially chronic viral hepatitis, alcoholic or non-alcoholic steatosis/steatohepatitis, auto-immune liver damage and metabolic disease...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Andrea Iannone, Mariabeatrice Principi, Michele Barone, Giuseppe Losurdo, Enzo Ierardi, Alfredo Di Leo
Gastrointestinal vascular malformations are responsible for 2-8% of all cases of bleeding and 30-40% of all obscure hemorrhages, being the most frequent cause of occult bleeding in older people. The aim of this review was to provide an up-to-date report about the use of octreotide in bleeding from both hereditary and acquired vascular malformations of the gastrointestinal tract. A systematic literature search was performed, using the keywords "gastrointestinal vascular malformation", "octreotide", "angiodysplasia", "portal hypertensive gastropathy", "gastric antral vascular ectasia", and "hereditary vascular malformations"...
September 2016: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Soichiro Kiyono, Hitoshi Maruyama, Takayuki Kondo, Tadashi Sekimoto, Taro Shimada, Masanori Takahashi, Osamu Yokosuka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
An-Jiang Wang, Bi-Min Li, Xue-Lian Zheng, Xu Shu, Xuan Zhu
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has significantly improved our understanding of the complex vascular structural changes in patients with portal hypertension. At present, EUS is a useful diagnostic tool for the evaluation of esophagogastric varices (EGVs) and guidance of endoscopic therapy. Several studies have employed this new technique for the diagnosis and management of esophageal and gastric varices, respectively. In the present review, we have summarized the current status of EUS for the diagnosis and management of EGVs and clarified the clinical feasibility of this procedure...
July 2016: Endoscopic Ultrasound
Júlio Rocha Pimenta, Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira, Eleonora Druve Tavares Fagundes, Thaís Costa Nascentes Queiroz, Regiane Aparecida Nascimento Baptista, Eduardo Guimarães de Araújo Moreira, Camilo Brandão de Resende, Paulo Fernando Souto Bittencourt, Simone Diniz Carvalho, José Andrade Franco Neto, Francisco José Penna
OBJECTIVE: Bleeding of esophageal varices is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in children with portal hypertension. It is important to understand the factors related with a bleeding episode to evaluate more effective primary prophylaxis. This study aims to describe the endoscopic and laboratory findings associated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) secondary to esophageal varices. METHOD: A cross-sectional study with 103 children and adolescents with cirrhosis, divided into a group that had experienced an episode of upper UGIB (35 patients) and a group without a history of UGIB (68 patients), was carried out...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Celina Maria Costa Lacet, João Batista Neto, Laercio Tenório Ribeiro, Francisco Silva Oliveira, Rozangela Fernandes Wyszomirska, Edna Strauss
UNLABELLED:  Background. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with portal hypertension secondary to schistosomiasis mansoni. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of combined surgery and sclerotherapy versus endoscopic treatment alone in the prophylaxis of esophageal variceal rebleeding due to portal hypertension in schistosomiasis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: During a two-years period consecutive patients with schistosomiasis and a recent bleeding history were evaluated for prospective randomization...
September 2016: Annals of Hepatology
Ko Watanabe, Takuto Hikichi, Jun Nakamura, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Mitsuru Sugimoto, Yuichi Waragai, Hitomi Kikuchi, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Mika Takasumi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Katsutoshi Obara, Hiromasa Ohira
A 58-year-old man with liver cirrhosis and renal failure was diagnosed with esophageal varices (EVs) and a gastric cardia varix (GCV) by esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). The patient also exhibited early gastric cancer (EGC) in the upper gastric body adjacent to the GCV. The EVs and GCV were treated using endoscopy before endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of the EGC to prevent variceal bleeding during ESD. Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) was performed to treat the EVs. In addition, extra-variceal polidocanol injection and argon plasma coagulation (APC) were performed after EVL...
July 30, 2016: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
Jigang Bai, Meng Xu, Ruitao Wang, Yiping Mu, Shunbin Dong, Zheng Wu, Shengli Wu, Chan Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the effect of coronary-caval shunt combined with partial pericardial devascularisation on oesophageal and gastric variceal bleeding caused by portal hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2005 and January 2015, coronary-caval shunt operations combined with partial pericardial devascularisation were performed electively on 15 cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension. All of these patients had a history of oesophageal and gastric variceal bleeding...
July 2016: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
Qin Jiang, Ming-Quan Wang, Guo-Bing Zhang, Qiong Wu, Jian-Ming Xu, De-Run Kong
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) combined with stomach and esophageal variceal embolization (SEVE) in cirrhotic patients with a large gastrorenal vessel shunt (GRVS). METHODS: Eighty-one cirrhotic patients with gastric variceal bleeding (GVB) associated with a GRVS were enrolled in the study and accepted TIPS combined with SEVE (TIPS + SEVE), by which portosystemic pressure gradient (PPG), biochemical, TIPS-related complications, shunt dysfunction, rebleeding, and death were evaluated...
July 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
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