Splenic artery embolization in a woman with bleeding gastric varices and splenic vein thrombosis: a case report.
Summary of "Splenic artery embolization in a woman with bleeding gastric varices and splenic vein thrombosis: a case report."
Gastric variceal bleeding due to splenic vein thrombosis is a life-threatening situation and is often difficult to manage by endoscopy. In the worst cases, an emergency splenectomy may be required to stop variceal bleeding. CASE
We report the case of a 60-year-old Caucasian woman with bleeding gastric varices secondary to splenic vein thrombosis treated by splenic artery embolization. Successful embolization was performed by depositing coils into the splenic artery resulting in cessation of variceal bleeding. After embolization there was no recurrence of bleeding.
Splenic artery embolization can be an effective and definite treatment for variceal bleeding secondary to splenic vein thrombosis.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of medical case reports
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20684784
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-4-247
Knowledge of anatomical variations of coeliac trunk and its branches is important for surgeons and interventional radiologists planning surgical and radiological interventions. We describe a case of a...
The authors describe a case of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) with massive splenomegaly in a 29-year-old woman. Preoperative splenic artery embolization using the "double embolization technique" (a ...
We herein report the case of a splenic artery aneurysm with a hepatosplenomesenteric trunk that presented in a pregnant woman. Catheter embolization was not performed due to the wide neck of the aneur...
To evaluate total embolization of the main splenic artery in patients with splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs) and normal spleen.
Splenic artery pseudoaneurysms can be caused by pancreatitis, trauma, or operation. Traditionally, the condition has been managed through surgery; however, nowadays, transcatheter arterial embolizatio...
The purpose of this study was to assess whether endoscopic sclerotherapy with Fibrin Sealant was superior to ligature, with or without Polidocanol, in achieving hemostasis in bleeding esop...
The recent practice guideline recommends endoscopic injection of cyanoacrylate (GVO) is the preferred method to treat acute gastric variceal bleeding. The rebleeding rate remains high foll...
The spleen may be removed due to benign hematologic disorders, such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and hereditary spherocytosis, or malignancies, such as lymphomas and leukemias. S...
The value of banding ligation plus beta blocker in the prophylaxis of first episodes of variceal bleeding has not yet been evaluated. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy and s...
Patients with uveal melanoma metastatic to the liver will be treated with embolization of the hepatic artery every 4 weeks. GM-CSF (granulocyte-macrophage colony simulating factor) or norm...
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The use of embolizing agents to block the arterial blood supply to parts or all of the UTERUS. The procedures are done to control bleeding or to cause destruction of uterine tissues.
The arterial trunk that arises from the abdominal aorta and after a short course divides into the left gastric, common hepatic and splenic arteries.
Chemical agents injected into blood vessels and lymphatic sinuses to shrink or cause localized THROMBOSIS; FIBROSIS, and obliteration of the vessels. This treatment is applied in a number of conditions such as VARICOSE VEINS; HEMORRHOIDS; GASTRIC VARICES; ESOPHAGEAL VARICES; PEPTIC ULCER HEMORRHAGE.
Control of bleeding performed through the channel of the endoscope. Techniques include use of lasers, heater probes, bipolar electrocoagulation, and local injection. Endoscopic hemostasis is commonly used to treat bleeding esophageal and gastrointestinal varices and ulcers.
Surgical venous shunt between the portal and systemic circulation to effect decompression of the portal circulation. It is performed primarily in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices resulting from portal hypertension. Types of shunt include portacaval, splenorenal, mesocaval, splenocaval, left gastric-caval (coronary-caval), portarenal, umbilicorenal, and umbilicocaval.