Korean J Med.  2008 Aug;75(2):210-214.

Two cases of massive duodenal variceal bleeding successfully controlled with endoscopic injection sclerotherapy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. grandbleu@catholic.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

Duodenal variceal bleeding is rare and difficult to diagnose. The rupture of duodenal varices leads to massive and often fatal bleeding. However, there is currently no definitive conservative therapy for duodenal varices, such as the methods used for treating esophageal and gastric varices. Endoscopic treatment of variceal hemorrhage has been implemented as an initial single, minimally invasive method for treatment. However, this approach has limited success in the treatment of duodenal variceal hemorrhage. We report two cases of massive duodenal variceal bleeding successfully controlled with endoscopic injection sclerotherapy.

Keyword

Duodenal varices; Sclerotherapy
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