Author(s): Wang M, Desigan G, Dunn D
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Abstract Rectal varices are not hemorrhoids and they are dilated submucosal veins connecting the middle and inferior hemorrhoidal veins. These rectal varices may occur in patients with portal hypertension because of the formation of portosystemic shunts. Like esophageal varices, the rectal varices may also bleed massively. Herein we report a case of such bleeding which was successfully controlled with endoscopic sclerotherapy to the rectal varices.
This article was published in Am J Gastroenterol
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System