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Successful percutaneous angioembolisation of bleeding jejunal varix by acrylate glue and coils
  1. Tanveer Ul Haq,
  2. Nauman AlQamari,
  3. Raza Sayani,
  4. Kiran Hilal
  1. Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Raza Sayani, sayani_raza{at}


Portal hypertension is a common disease worldwide. One of its rare complications is bleeding jejunal varices which is usually asymptomatic and may present with gastrointestinal bleeding. We present a case of a jejunal bleeding that was successfully embolised with acrylate glue and embolisation coils. A middle-aged woman with a history of multiple abdominal surgeries for adenocarcinoma of right ovary, presented to us with multiple episodes of haematochezia. On a CT scan of the abdomen, she was diagnosed with chronic liver disease with portal hypertension, multiple varices at porto-systemic anastomosis and ectopic jejunal varix. She was treated by interventional radiologists by percutaneous embolisation of bleeding varix using glue and embolisation coils through a portal venous approach.

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