Colonic varices. Report of an unusual case diagnosed by radionuclide scanning, with review of the literature.

Gastroenterology

PubMedID: 3490414

Gudjonsson H, Zeiler D, Gamelli RL, Kaye MD. Colonic varices. Report of an unusual case diagnosed by radionuclide scanning, with review of the literature. Gastroenterology. 1986;91(6):1543-7.
We report a patient who developed recurrent massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding after successful obliteration of esophageal varices by sclerotherapy. A radionuclide study was very helpful in establishing diagnosis of the lesion responsible, a varix in the cecal area. Bleeding subsided after creation of a portacaval anastomosis. The literature pertaining to colonic varices is reviewed.