Hematuria Leads to a New Diagnosis of Cirrhosis.
A known consequence of portal hypertension is the development of varices, which are described as "ectopic" when located at unusual sites in the abdomen. Ectopic varices carry a mortality rate as high as 40% after initial hemorrhagic episode. We report a patient who presented with hematuria secondary to bladder varices as the presenting symptom for a new diagnosis of cirrhosis. Cross-sectional imaging, early recognition of this rare event, combined with multidisciplinary management was essential for this patient to have a successful outcome.
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Angelo, C., Tan, A., Halegoua-De Marzio, D., & Fenkel, J. M. (2022). Hematuria Leads to a New Diagnosis of Cirrhosis. Case reports in gastroenterology, 16(2), 446–451. https://doi.org/10.1159/000525403
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Fellows and Residents