Variceal bleeding from ileum identified and treated by single balloon enteroscopy

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1904-1905
Number of pages2
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume15
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 21 2009

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Keywords

  • Ectopic varices
  • Enteroscopy
  • Glue injection
  • Ileal bleeding
  • Portal hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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