A Rare Cause of Gastric Variceal Bleeding

Yesenia Ramos, Dorina Gui, Eric Chak

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A 68-year-old woman with stage III colon cancer status after right hemicolectomy and adjuvant FOLFOX (5-fluorouracil/leucovorin/oxaliplatin) chemotherapy was hospitalized for melena and found to have new-onset esophageal and gastric varices on esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Her workup did not reveal an underlying liver disease, but her liver biopsy showed noncirrhotic portal hypertension from obliterative portal venopathy (OPV). The development of OPV is likely from her use of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1008-1012
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 30 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Gastric variceal bleed
  • Noncirrhotic portal hypertension
  • Obliterative portal venopathy
  • Oxaliplatin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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