Ileal conduit hemorrhage secondary to portal hypertension

K. K. Crooks, T. W. Hensle, N. M. Heney, A. Waltman, R. J. Irwin

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The clinical features and management of 3 patients who presented with the triad of massive hemorrhage front the ileal conduit, portal hypertension due to liver disease, and portosys-temic varices related to the conduits are described. One patient, a class C cirrhotic, was treated conservatively and died of blood loss and hepatic coma. Two patients were managed with splenorenal shunts initially, followed by creation of colon conduits, and are currently doing well. Surgical approximation of areas draining in the portal and systemic circulation with subsequent development of adhesion-related varices probably explains the predilection for involvement of the deal conduit and may explain the presence of varices in mild to moderate portal hypertension before other signs of hepatic decompensation are evident. Superior mesenteric angiography with special attention directed at the venous phase is necessary to document this entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-693
Number of pages5
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1978
Externally publishedYes


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