Splenic duplication: a rare cause of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Abdominal Imaging , 04/13/2012

The authors report the rare case of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding caused by varices in the gastric fundus secondary to splenic duplication. Splenic duplication has been only rarely reported in the literature, and no case so far has described the associated complication of gastrointestinal bleeding, caused by venous drainage of the upper spleen via varices in the gastric fundus.

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