Balloon occlusion retrograde transvenous obliteration of gastric varices in two non-cirrhotic patients with portal vein thrombosis

Peyman Borghei, Seung Kwon Kim, Darryl A. Zuckerman

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Abstract

This report describes two non-cirrhotic patients with portal vein thrombosis who underwent successful balloon occlusion retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) of gastric varices with a satisfactory response and no complications. One patient was a 35-year-old female with a history of Crohn's disease, status post-total abdominal colectomy, and portal vein and mesenteric vein thrombosis. The other patient was a 51-year-old female with necrotizing pancreatitis, portal vein thrombosis, and gastric varices. The BRTO procedure was a useful treatment for gastric varices in non-cirrhotic patients with portal vein thrombosis in the presence of a gastrorenal shunt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Balloon occlusion retrograde transvenous obliteration
  • Embolization
  • Hemorrhage
  • Portal hypertension

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