Ectopic varices in colonic stoma: MDCT findings

Woong Choi Jae, Hee Lee Chang, Ah Kim Kyeong, Min Park Cheol, Yong Kim Jin

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    Ectopic stomal varices are an unusual cause of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The term "ectopic stomal varices" means abnormally dilated veins that have developed in the stomal mucosa. We describe the 2D reformatted and 3D volume rendered images by MDCT in a patient with an episode of acute bleeding from the colonic stoma. This case indicates that the 2D reformatted and 3D volume rendered images are useful to detect this rare complication of portal hypertension, and they help to tailor adequate treatment for the patients with bleeding from stomal varices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)297-299
    Number of pages3
    JournalKorean journal of radiology
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec


    • Complications varices
    • Computed tomography (CT) surgery

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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