B-RTO for ectopic variceal bleeding after living donor liver transplantation.


Journal Article (Academic article)

Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a serious gastroenterological complication after orthotropic liver transplantation, as well as living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Although ectopic varices are rare causes of GIB, they may lead to life-threatening bleeding and it is difficult to diagnose them. We herein report a rare case of a jejunal variceal bleeding in a recipient five years after LDLT for primary sclerosing cholangitis with successful result by balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO).

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kinjo, N; Kawanaka, H; Tomikawa, M; Taketomi, A; Soejima, Y; Yoshizumi, T; Yamaguchi, S; Yoshida, D; Maehara, Y

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 81

Start / End Page

  • 241 - 243

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0172-6390


  • English