Acta Radiologica Short Reports
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ISSN (Print) 2047-9816 - ISSN (Online) 2047-9816
Published by Sage Publications [759 journals]
- Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration successfully
performed for a large gastric varix in combination with temporary
occlusion of the splenic artery in a child
Authors: Yamagami, T; Yoshimatsu, R, Kajiwara, K, Onitake, Y, Hiyama, E, Awai, K.
Pages: 2047981614 - 2047981614
Abstract: We encountered a 10-year-old boy with a gastric varix that occurred after long-term treatment by Kasai’s hepatic portoenterostomy for biliary atresia for which balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) was performed. With the standard B-RTO procedure, sufficient distribution in the entire gastric varix could not be obtained. However, the gastric varix was successfully treated by the addition of occlusion of the splenic artery by inflation of a balloon catheter during B-RTO.
Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)