Failure of Sengstaken balloon tamponade for rebleeding after tissue adhesive injection in a fundic varix

JA Nieuwenhuis, FTM Peters, J Sanders, TS Van der Werf, JG Zijlstra*

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Abstract

A 61-year-old man developed a huge fundic varix due to portal hypertension in alcoholic liver cirrhosis. After a third injection therapy session with tissue adhesive (Histoacryl(R)) massive hemorrhage developed. Sengstaken (gastric) balloon tamponade failed. Autopsy showed a huge, solid varix with a large hole on its side, inaccessible with the Sengstaken balloon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-892
Number of pages3
JournalSCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
Volume33
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug-1998

Keywords

  • exsanguination
  • fundic varix
  • Sengstaken tube
  • tissue adhesive
  • ENDOSCOPIC HEMOSTASIS
  • GASTRIC VARICES
  • CYANOACRYLATE
  • SCLEROTHERAPY
  • ESOPHAGEAL

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