Upper gastrointestinal bleeding from duodenal vascular ectasia in a patient with cirrhosis

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Abstract

We port a cirrhotic patient with duodenal vascular ectasia and spontaneous bleeding. The bleeding was successfully controlled with argon plasma coagulation. Duodenal vascular ectasia may be a cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis, and argon plasma coagulation may be effective and safe to achieve hemostasis of this lesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5154-5157
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume13
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 14

Keywords

  • Cirrhosis
  • Duodenum
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Hemostasis
  • Vascular ectasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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