Colon Varices and Portal Colopathy

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Sharp increases in portal hypertension related to liver cirrhosis or portal vein thrombosis can cause formation of varices throughout the entire colon (Fig. 17.12). Lymphedema is not present. Bleeding is acute and can be controlled with fibrin glue and hemoclips. Long-term prophylactic measures such as lowering a

Formation Varices

Fig. 17.12 Portal colopathy.

a Thick strands of varices throughout the entire colon. b Varix on the Bauhin valve in the same patient.

Fig. 17.12 Portal colopathy.

a Thick strands of varices throughout the entire colon. b Varix on the Bauhin valve in the same patient.

Sigmoid Colon

Fig. 17.13 a, b Rectal varices. Dilated submucosal veins in older patients.

Fig. 17.13 a, b Rectal varices. Dilated submucosal veins in older patients.

portal hypertension, best achieved using beta-blockers, should be mentioned. The success of shunt placement or, for example, TIPPS, needs to be evaluated.

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