A 46-year-old man was referred to our Unit for hematemesis. The medical history of the patient revealed an HCV-related cirrhosis, a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and recent and persistent episodes of emesis. An urgent gastroscopy disclosed evidence of active bleeding from varices of the lower third of the esophagus and a concomitant laceration of the esophageal wall due to the emesis. These two conditions have been endoscopically diagnosed and successfully treated by sclerotherapy and endoscopic clipping.
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M. Zippi, G. Traversa, R. Pica, G. Occhigrossi
Hematemesis from esophageal varices associated with esophageal perforation: sclerotherapy and endoscopic clipping
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 16 - N. 5