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Intraperitoneal haemorrhage from anterior abdominal wall varices.
  1. J. B. Hunt,
  2. M. Appleyard,
  3. M. Thursz,
  4. P. D. Carey,
  5. P. J. Guillou,
  6. H. C. Thomas
  1. Department of Medicine, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, Imperial College, London, UK.

    Abstract

    Patients with oesophageal varices frequently present with gastrointestinal haemorrhage but bleeding from varices at other sites is rare. We present a patient with hepatitis C-induced cirrhosis and partial portal vein occlusion who developed spontaneous haemorrhage from anterior abdominal wall varices into the rectus abdominus muscle and peritoneal cavity.

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