Clin J Gastroenterol 2022 Apr 16. Epub 2022 Apr 16.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine (Omori), School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, 6-11-1, Omorinishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo, 143-8541, Japan.
Left-side portal hypertension (LSPH) is caused by isolated obstruction of the splenic vein and is associated with esophagogastric varices that extend from the lower esophagus to the greater curvature of the gastric body. Here, we report on a 74-year-old man with a pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (NEN) in the pancreatic tail with multiple liver metastases. We decided that partial splenic embolization (PSE) was the best course of treatment to prevent rupture of the gastric varices, which were classified as markedly enlarged, nodular, or tumor-shaped and showed erosion of the mucosa. Read More