Gastroesophageal varices

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patient with portal hypertension due to cirrhosis.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

CT Abdomen (selected images)

Cirrhotic liver without suspicious focal lesions, splenomegaly, and prominent collateral venous circulation around the distal esophagus. 

Case Discussion

Spontaneous portal-systemic collateral pathways (also called varices) develop via enlargement of preexisting anastomoses between the portal and systemic venous system.

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Case information

rID: 12546
Published: 14th Dec 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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