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Case of the Week - Week Seven

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

VALLEY RADIOLOGY Interventional Radiology Case of the Week:

Plug assisted Retrograde Transveonous Obliteration of the Gastric Varices.
The Interventional approach to treating an upper GI bleed!!!!

76 year old male patient with Upper GI bleed. Endoscopy showed gastric varices.

Patient sent to Interventional Radiology to treat the varices with a minimal invasive approach through the common femoral vein in the groin. Catheter then utilized to cannulate left renal vein then retracted to select the adrenal vein/splenorenal shunt to get to the gastric varices. Amplatzer plug placed to stop the bleeding. Great work Dr. Meka!!!


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