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An unusual cause of variceal haemorrhage in an elderly patient.
  1. K. W. Somerville,
  2. R. V. Boyd,
  3. I. D. Ansell,
  4. C. B. Williams,
  5. G. D. Bell

    Abstract

    An elderly patient with nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver and hypothyroidism who presented with life-threatening bleeding from oesophageal varices is discussed. Progress has been uneventful following a semi-emergency portocaval shunt 5 years ago with no evidence of hepatic encephalopathy. This is presumably a tribute to the relatively well-preserved hepatic function in this condition.

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