Journal Mobile

N Bhala, JN Plevris
Journal Issue: 
Volume 36: Issue 3: 2006




We  present  a  patient  with  liver  cirrhosis, and  portal  hypertensive gastropathy who was transfusion-dependent due to chronic gastrointestinal blood loss.   Wireless  capsule  endoscopy  revealed  bleeding  from  extensive  vascular ectatic lesions in the small bowel and right colon as well as from the stomach. We discuss  briefly  the  recent  literature  relating  to  chronic  gastrointestinal  bleeding due to portal hypertensive enteropathy, the diagnosis of this condition, and the use of TIPSS in treatment.