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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333853/multimodal-imaging-in-vortex-vein-varices
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Chiara Veronese, Giovanni Staurenghi, Marco Pellegrini, Chiara Maiolo, Laura Primavera, Mariachiara Morara, Grayson W Armstrong, Antonio P Ciardella
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe the clinical presentation of vortex vein varices with multimodal imaging. METHODS: The authors carried out a retrospective case series of eight patients (7 female, 1 male) with an average age of 60.2 years (min 8, max 84, median 68.5) presenting with vortex vein varices. All patients were evaluated at the Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy and at Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy...
March 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302230/distal-duodenal-varices-first-presentation-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#2
Inam -Ul- Haq, Amir Ali Shah, S Chandramohan
Varices are abnormal dilated veins which result from increased pressure in the portal circulation. Although the oesophagus and stomach are the most common sites for varices to develop, they may also occur as ectopic varices in the duodenum, rectum, and retroperitoneal areas. Isolated duodenal varices involving distal duodenum, particularly the fourth part of the duodenum, are extremely rare. However, such ectopic varices are associated with an increased risk of bleeding and mortality. Not only are they a diagnostic challenge, particularly if they present as a first manifestation of portal hypertension, they are also very difficult to treat due to their location...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298943/hepatic-vein-transit-time-of-second-generation-ultrasound-contrast-agent-new-tool-in-the-assessment-of-portal-hypertension
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Siciliani Luisa, Giovanna Vitale, Anna Rita Sorbo, Pompili Maurizio, Rapaccini Gian Lodovico
PURPOSE: It has been demonstrated that Doppler waveform of the hepatic vein (normally triphasic) is transformed into a biphasic or monophasic waveform in cirrhotic patients. The compressive mechanism of liver tissue has been considered up till now the cause of this change. Moreover, cirrhotics show, after USCA injection, a much earlier HVTT due to intrahepatic shunts. Our aim was to prospectively evaluate the correlation between Doppler pattern of hepatic vein and HVTT of a second-generation USCA; we also correlated HVTT with the most common indexes of portal hypertension...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286795/systemic-mastocytosis-complicated-by-non-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension-and-variceal-bleeding
#4
Thomas R McCarty, Adelina Hung, Arpan Mohanty, John I Allen
Systemic mastocytosis is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by extracutaneous involvement of at least one organ. Although rare, infiltration of inflammatory mast cells within the portal vein may lead to obstruction of the sinusoids resulting in non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. We present a patient with known history of systemic mastocytosis with bone marrow involvement presenting with new-onset esophageal variceal bleeding. Although systemic mastocytosis is uncommon, the subsequent development of hepatic involvement and non-cirrhotic portal hypertension are discussed...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282272/role-of-serum-soluble-cd163-in-the-diagnosis-risk-of-bleeding-and-prognosis-of-gastro-esophageal-varices-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Rabab Fouad, Iman Hamza, Marwa Khairy, Marwa Elsharkawy, Amal A Helmy
Research is continuous for noninvasive tools for the prediction of portal hypertension than upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Serum sCD163 correlates with hepatic venous pressure gradient, aiding in the prediction of portal hypertension. We aimed at investigating the role of sCD163 in the prediction of the presence and size of varices as well as a stratification tool for surveillance or prophylaxis by assessment of prognosis and risk of bleeding. Two hundred forty-three cirrhotic patients were divided into 3 groups: group I: no varices, group II: small-sized varices, and group III: medium-sized and large-sized varices...
March 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280650/polycystic-liver-disease-and-sarcoidosis-unusual-coexisting-etiologies-of-portal-hypertension
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Waseem Amjad, Sophia Jagroop, Rukma Parthvi
Both polycystic liver disease (PLD) and sarcoidosis can involve liver. Most of the time, liver disease in both conditions is asymptomatic, but they can rarely cause portal hypertension. Our aim is to report a case of a 51-year-old female with a history of adult dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and sarcoidosis who presented with multiple episodes of hematemesis. An endoscopy showed grade 3 esophageal varices. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen showed ascites with polycystic liver, nodular contour, and calcified granuloma...
January 25, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261290/prediction-of-oesophageal-varices-in-patients-with-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-by-non-invasive-markers
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Lili Gao, Fanping Meng, Jun Cheng, Hanwei Li, Jun Han, Weihui Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Preliminary data suggested that non-invasive methods could be useful to assess presence of oesophageal varices (OV) in liver cirrhosis. The primary objectives were to investigate non-invasive markers for diagnosing and grading OV in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included a total of 106 consecutive treatment-naive patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Results of physical examination, blood tests, and abdominal ultrasound scan (USS) were measured...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258459/significance-of-simultaneous-splenic-artery-resection-in-left-sided-portal-hypertension-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-with-combined-portal-vein-resection
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Kazuyuki Gyoten, Shugo Mizuno, Motonori Nagata, Toru Ogura, Masanobu Usui, Shuji Isaji
BACKGROUND: In pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with resection of portal vein (PV)/superior mesenteric vein (SMV) confluence, the splenic vein (SV) division may cause left-sided portal hypertension (LPH). METHODS: The 88 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients who underwent PD with PV/SMV resection after chemoradiotherapy were classified into three groups: both SV and splenic artery (SA) were preserved in Group A (n = 16), SV was divided and SA was preserved in Group B (n = 58), and both SV and SA were divided in Group C (n = 14)...
March 3, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247771/poems-syndrome-and-idiopathic-portal-hypertension-a-possible-association
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Sara Campos, Cláudia Agostinho, Maria Augusta Cipriano
A 48-year old female patient was admitted to the emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy showed large esophageal varices that were treated with band ligation. She had been treated with cyclophosphamide, melphalan, lenalidomide and corticosteroids for POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy or edema, M protein, skin changes). She had no other risk factors for chronic liver disease. Laboratory and radiological examinations could not confirm the etiology of portal hypertension...
March 1, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152572/safety-and-efficacy-of-transhepatic-and-transsplenic-access-for-endovascular-management-of-portal-vein-complications-after-liver-transplantation-1
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Joon-Young Ohm, Gi-Young Ko, Kyu-Bo Sung, Dong-Il Gwon, Heung-Gyu Koh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the safety and efficacy of endovascular management of the portal vein (PV) via percutaneous transsplenic access versus percutaneous transhepatic access in liver transplant recipients. METHODS: Eighteen patients who underwent endovascular management of PV via percutaneous transhepatic (n = 8) and transsplenic (n = 10) access were enrolled. Transsplenic access was chosen if the spleen was located in a normal position, the splenic vein was preserved, and the target lesion did not involve confluence of the superior mesenteric and splenic veins...
February 2, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116936/-superficial-venous-thrombosis-a-state-of-art
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Tamás Sándor
For a long time superficial thrombophlebitis has been thought to be a rather benign condition. Recently, when duplex ultrasound technique is used for the diagnosis more and more often, the disease is proved to be more dangerous than anticipated. Thrombosis propagates to the deep veins in 6-44% and pulmonary embolism was observed on the patients in 1,5-33%. We can calculate venous thromboembolic complications on every fourth patient. Diagnosis is clinical, but duplex ultrasound examination is mandatory, for estimation of the thrombus extent, for exclusion of the deep venous thrombosis and for follow up...
January 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110540/portal-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-undergoing-elective-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt
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Wan Yue-Meng, Yu-Hua Li, Hua-Mei Wu, Jing Yang, Li-Hong Yang, Ying Xu
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a common complication in cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for PVT, assess the efficacy of anticoagulant therapy, and evaluate the effects of PVT on patients with cirrhosis undergoing elective transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPSS). A total of 101 patients with cirrhosis undergoing elective TIPSS were prospectively studied. After TIPSS, all patients received preventive therapy for PVT and were followed up at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099341/laparoscopic-distal-splenoadrenal-shunt-for-the-treatment-of-portal-hypertension-in-children-with-congenital-hepatic-fibrosis-a-case-report
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Jin-Shan Zhang, Wei Cheng, Long Li
BACKGROUND: The distal splenorenal shunt is an effective procedure for the treatment of portal hypertension in children. However, there has been no report about laparoscopic distal splenorenal shunt in the treatment of portal hypertension in children. METHODS: From December 2015 to August 2016, 4 children with upper gastrointestinal bleeding underwent laparoscopic distal splenoadrenal shunt. Portal hypertension and splenomegaly were demonstrated on the preoperative computed tomography (CT) and sonography...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079668/noninvasive-assessment-of-portal-hypertension-and-detection-of-esophageal-varices-in-cirrhosis-state-of-the-art
#14
Ana C de Oliveira
Portal hypertension (PHT) is a major consequence of any chronic liver disease and it is the main cause of complications in patients with cirrhosis. Measurement of hepatic vein pressure gradient is considered the gold standard for PHT assessment, together with its diagnosis and prognosis relevance. Even though hepatic vein pressure gradient measurement is a safe procedure, it is still considered an invasive technique and not widely available. There is thus a need for noninvasive methods that can predict the progression of PHT as well as the presence and the risk of complications related to esophageal varices...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076514/evaluation-of-embolization-for-periuterine-varices-involving-chronic-pelvic-pain-secondary-to-pelvic-congestion-syndrome
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Flavio Meirelles Siqueira, Lucas Moretti Monsignore, Julio Cesar Rosa-E-Silva, Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto, Luis Henrique de Castro-Afonso, Guilherme Seizem Nakiri, Valdair Francisco Muglia, Daniel Giansante Abud
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical response and success rate after periuterine varices embolization in patients with chronic pelvic pain secondary to pelvic congestion syndrome and to report the safety of endovascular treatment and its rate of complications. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of patients undergoing endovascular treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome in our department from January 2012 to November 2015. Data were analyzed based on patient background, imaging findings, embolized veins, rate of complications, and clinical response as indicated by the visual analog pain scale...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065374/predictive-value-of-ct-for-first-esophageal-variceal-bleeding-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-value-of-para-umbilical-vein-patency
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Paul Calame, Maxime Ronot, Sébastien Bouveresse, Jean-Paul Cervoni, Valérie Vilgrain, Éric Delabrousse
PURPOSE: To evaluate if the presence/size of a para-umbilical vein (PUV) on computed tomography (CT) are associated with a first esophageal variceal hemorrhage (EVH) in patients with cirrhosis and whether imaging features can help identify patients at increased risk of EVH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to June 2012 patients with cirrhosis who underwent CT and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy within six months were included. The presence/size of PUV was noted...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045757/left-colonic-bleeding-secondary-to-inferior-mesenteric-vein-stenosis
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Thang Q Le, Donald Romanelli
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding is most commonly associated with diverticulosis, ischemic colitis, vascular ectasia, and anorectal disease and less commonly associated with colonic malignancy. Infrequently, it is associated with mesenteric varices, a rare etiology that is not well documented in the radiology literature. We present a case of a 50-year-old man diagnosed as having intermittent left colonic bleeding from mesenteric varices due to a critical stenosis at the portal vein-inferior mesenteric vein confluence...
January 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005626/vulvar-varicosities-a-review
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Anna S Kim, Laura A Greyling, Loretta S Davis
BACKGROUND: Vulvar varicosities (VV) are dilated and tortuous veins occurring within the external female genitalia. Patients may seek treatment of these varices for both medical and cosmetic purposes. In some patients, VV may be associated with a chronic pelvic pain syndrome called pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). OBJECTIVE: To review the English language literature on VV in both pregnant and nonpregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search pertaining to vulvar varicosities and PCS was performed using PubMed and Google Scholar databases...
December 21, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003724/balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-brto-a-novel-method-of-control-of-bleeding-from-post-glue-ulcer-over-gastric-varices-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-literature
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Ritesh Prajapati, Piyush Ranjan, Arun Gupta, Ajit K Yadav
Bleeding gastric varices (GV) are managed by cyanoacrylate glue injection with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPSS) as modality for treatment failure. Ulcer can form at the site of glue injection over GV and it can cause bleeding. Treatment approach for such bleed is not well described. Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO), TIPSS, and devascularization remain the treatment options in this scenario. BRTO is an endovascular procedure where a balloon catheter is inserted into a draining vein of GV, and the sclerosant can be injected into the varices through the catheter during balloon occlusion...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984174/emergency-tips-in-a-child-pugh-b-patient-when-does-the-window-of-opportunity-open-and-close
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REVIEW
Jonel Trebicka
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is used to treat complications of cirrhosis such as variceal bleeding and refractory ascites, but it also bears the risk of liver failure, overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and cardiac decompensation. Variceal bleeding may be controlled using endoscopic and medical treatment in patients with compensated cirrhosis; in decompensated patients, however, TIPS improves survival. Therefore, an early TIPS (within 72h or if later, still early after bleeding) might improve the survival of patients by preventing an inflammatory response and bacterial translocation...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
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