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Spontaneous haemoperitoneum caused by ruptured varices in a patient with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension.

Ben-Ari, Z; McCormick, AP; Jain, S; Burroughs, AK; (1995) Spontaneous haemoperitoneum caused by ruptured varices in a patient with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol , 7 (1) 87 - 90.

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Abstract

To report the case of a patient with a spontaneous, massive and fatal intraperitoneal haemorrhage from porto-systemic collaterals, caused by portal hypertension. We also review the cases of 18 cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bleeding of intraperitoneal varices and no previous abdominal surgery reported in the literature.

Type:Article
Title:Spontaneous haemoperitoneum caused by ruptured varices in a patient with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension.
Location:ENGLAND
Language:English
Keywords:Adult, Collateral Circulation, Hemoperitoneum, Humans, Hypertension, Portal, Male, Peritoneum, Rupture, Spontaneous, Varicose Veins

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