Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome: An efficient spontaneous portosystemic collateral preventing oesophageal varices bleeding

E. Caturelli, M. Pompili, M. Maddalena Squillante, G. Sperandeo, S. Carughi, M. Sperandeo, F. Perri, A. Andriulli, C. Cellerino, G. L. Rapaccini

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Abstract

The protective role of large spontaneous portosystemic shunts in oesophageal varices bleeding due to portal hypertension in liver cirrhosis is still debated. A series of 20 consecutive patients with haemodynamically efficient collaterals involving the para-umbilical-epigastric venous route (evaluated by Echo-Doppler flowmetry) is reported. All patients presented absent or mild oesophageal varices at endoscopy. During a mean follow-up period of 23.5 months, no patient developed large varices or experienced variceal bleeding. Hepatic encephalopathy was present in 35% of patients. Haemodynamically efficient spontaneous portosystemic shunts may protect cirrhotic patients from the risk of oesophageal varices forming and bleeding. The diversion of large amounts of blood from portal to systemic circulation correlates with the higher trend of hepatic encephalopathy in these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-241
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Portal Hypertension
Hemorrhage
Surgical Portasystemic Shunt
Hepatic Encephalopathy
Umbilicus
Rheology
Varicose Veins
Liver Cirrhosis
Endoscopy

Keywords

  • flow dynamics
  • liver cirrhosis
  • oesophageal varices
  • para-umbilical veins
  • portal hypertension
  • portal vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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Caturelli, E., Pompili, M., Maddalena Squillante, M., Sperandeo, G., Carughi, S., Sperandeo, M., ... Rapaccini, G. L. (1994). Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome: An efficient spontaneous portosystemic collateral preventing oesophageal varices bleeding. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 9(3), 236-241.

Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome : An efficient spontaneous portosystemic collateral preventing oesophageal varices bleeding. / Caturelli, E.; Pompili, M.; Maddalena Squillante, M.; Sperandeo, G.; Carughi, S.; Sperandeo, M.; Perri, F.; Andriulli, A.; Cellerino, C.; Rapaccini, G. L.

In: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1994, p. 236-241.

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Caturelli, E, Pompili, M, Maddalena Squillante, M, Sperandeo, G, Carughi, S, Sperandeo, M, Perri, F, Andriulli, A, Cellerino, C & Rapaccini, GL 1994, 'Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome: An efficient spontaneous portosystemic collateral preventing oesophageal varices bleeding', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 236-241.
Caturelli, E. ; Pompili, M. ; Maddalena Squillante, M. ; Sperandeo, G. ; Carughi, S. ; Sperandeo, M. ; Perri, F. ; Andriulli, A. ; Cellerino, C. ; Rapaccini, G. L. / Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome : An efficient spontaneous portosystemic collateral preventing oesophageal varices bleeding. In: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 1994 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 236-241.
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