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Oesophageal Varices after Portal Wein Thrombosis
Oesophageal VaricesAfter portal wein thormbosis (caused by pancreatitis or for example schistosomiasis) a patient can get quite large oesophagel varices. These do not usually bleed - one reason is that the liver is uneffected and the patients do not have any coagulation defects.
Oesophageal VaricesThis picture is from the same patient as above. He had a pancreatitis of cryptogen origin about 10 years earlier, and was found the have these quite big oesophageal varices in the oesophagus, and some varices were also found in the caecum.
April 7, 2007