We report a case of a 72-year-old female with a past medical condition of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis who presented in the emergency department with altered mentation. An Esophagogastroduodenoscopy was performed which showed a normal esophagus and stomach, but revealed grade III varices which were appreciable in the second portion of the duodenum. Her colonoscopy report revealed multiple small and large mouthed diverticula in the sigmoid colon along with hematin throughout the colon, yet no evidence of active bleeding,mass or inflammation. We discuss the patient's rarity of the clinical entity, clinical development, and elements used for diagnosis along with the treatment modalities involved.
Hossain, Bassam; Malik, Fahad; Khan, Ali; Abidi, Mohammad; Marhaba, Ali; Oranu, Amanke; Shumeyko, Mark; Hila, Amine; qazi, Shoreh; and shaikh, Shehryar
"Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Due to Duodenal Varix: A Case Report,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 12:
4, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol12/iss4/10