Journal article

A patient with gastric fundal varices and colonic varices due to splenic vein thrombosis.

P Van Wijngaarden, HE Van der Wiel, GW Tetteroo, WA Bode

Neth J Med | Published : 1997


We report a patient presenting with melena. Endoscopic examination showed gastric fundal varices as well as colonic varices. The latter is rarely encountered and is usually associated with portal hypertension. On angiography there appeared to be a splenic vein thrombosis which is only reported once earlier as a cause of colonic varices. A short review of the literature concerning colonic varices is added.