Traumatic omental variceal rupture–treatment with transjugular portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and embolization

Irfan Masood, Megan Bradley, Emilio Cavazos-Escobar, Shivam Bhavin Patel, Brian Stephen Wong

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Bleeding ectopic varices is an uncommon but life-threatening complication of portal hypertension that requires a high clinical index of suspicion for early diagnosis and management. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt is a safe and effective treatment option for bleeding ectopic varices. However, due to a high re-bleeding rate despite a patent shunt and reduced portosystemic gradient, adjunctive measures directed at embolization of the varices should be attempted. Herein, we report a case of bleeding omental varices after traumatic injury in a cirrhotic patient presenting with hemoperitoneum and hemorrhagic shock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2978-2981
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2023


  • Ectopic varices
  • Embolization
  • Omental varices
  • TIPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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