Michael D. Dake

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  • Portal hypertensive gastroepiploic vein adhesed umbilical hemorrhage from a left caput medusa in an hernia JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Sze, D. Y., Magsamen, K. E., McClenathan, J. H., Keeffe, E. B., Dake, M. D. 2005; 16 (2): 281-285


    Caput medusa is a frequent incidental finding in patients with portal hypertension that usually represents paraumbilical vein portosystemic collateral vessels draining into body wall systemic veins. A symptomatic caput medusa was seen in a morbidly obese patient after an umbilical hernia repair, which was fed not by the left portal vein but by the left gastroepiploic vein, in a recurrent adhesed umbilical hernia that likely contained herniated omentum. Refractory hemorrhage from this caput medusa was successfully treated by transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt creation and balloon-occluded variceal sclerosis.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/01.RVI.0000147069.92838.0C

    View details for Web of Science ID 000227710000017

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