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Detection of submucosal gastric fundal varices with multi-detector row CT angiography
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  • Published on:
    Role of multi-detector row CT angiography in the management of gastric fundal varices
    • Jürgen K. Willmann
    • Other Contributors:
      • Dominik Weishaupt, Thomas Böhm, Thomas Pfammatter, and Peter Bauerfeind

    Dear Editor

    We thank Dr Matsumoto et al. for their interest in our work.[1]

    Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) is a recently described interventional radiology technique which allows effective treatment of gastric varices similar to but less invasive than transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt stent (TIPSS).[2] It has recently been shown that B-RTO of gastric varices ca...

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    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Role of multi-detector row CT angiography in the management of gastric fundal varices
    • Akio Matsumoto, Dr.
    • Other Contributors:
      • Yasushi Sugano, Mitsunori Yasuda, Kengo Takimoto

    Dear Editor

    We read with great interest the article by Willmann and collegues [1] regarding the superiority of multi-detector row CT (MDCT) angiography over endoscopic ultrasound for the detection and characterization of submucosal gastric fundal varices (FV).

    We strongly agree that MDCT angiography provides excellent visualization of FV, as well as afferent and efferent veins, and that it gives us valuable...

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    None declared.