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Ectopic Varices in Colonic Stoma: MDCT Findings

By Jae Woong Choi, Chang Hee Lee, Kyeong Ah Kim, Cheol Min Park and Jin Yong Kim


Ectopic stomal varices are an unusual cause of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The term "ectopic stomal varices" means abnormally dilated veins that have developed in the stomal mucosa. We describe the 2D reformatted and 3D volume rendered images by MDCT in a patient with an episode of acute bleeding from the colonic stoma. This case indicates that the 2D reformatted and 3D volume rendered images are useful to detect this rare complication of portal hypertension, and they help to tailor adequate treatment for the patients with bleeding from stomal varices

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: The Korean Radiological Society
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Provided by: PubMed Central

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