Title

Gastric varices from metastatic ovarian cancer with splenic involvement

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2020

Publication Title

Practical Gastroenterology

Abstract

Left-sided portal hypertension (LSPH), also known as splenoportal hypertension, is a rare but life-threatening cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. LSPH often occurs in non-cirrhotic patients as a consequence of splenic vein obstruction. We present a case of isolated gastric varices due to mass effect on the splenic vein and likely tumor thrombus due to metastatic ovarian cancer.

Volume

44

Issue

2

First Page

40

Last Page

44

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