Direct percutaneous embolization of bleeding stomal varices

Sailen G. Naidu, Erik P. Castle, J. Scott Kriegshauser, Eric A. Huettl

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Stomal variceal bleeding can develop in patients with underlying cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Most patients are best treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation because this addresses the underlying problem of portal hypertension. However, some patients are not good candidates for TIPS creation because they have end-stage liver disease or encephalopathy. We describe such a patient who presented with recurrent bleeding stomal varices, which was successfully treated with percutaneous coil embolization. The patient had bleeding-free survival for 1 month before death from unrelated causes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010


  • Percutaneous therapy
  • Portal hypertension
  • Stomal varices
  • TIPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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