Caput Medusae due to portal hypertension in schistosomiasis mansoni

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  • Vitorino Modesto dos Santos Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Hospital and Catholic University. Brasília-DF, Brazil.

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https://doi.org/10.47892/rgp.2017.371.87

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Hypertension, portal, Schistosomiasis, Liver cirrhosis

Resumen

A 62-year-old Brazilian man who lived in endemic areas of tropical diseases had an episode of hematemesis associated with portal hypertension. He used to swim in natural ponds during childhood and developed the hepatosplenic form of schistossomiasis with moderate ascites, in addition to the characteristic features of abdominal Caput Medusae. The aim of the report is highlight the role of chronic liver disease and schistossomiasis.

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09.06.2017

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dos Santos VM. Caput Medusae due to portal hypertension in schistosomiasis mansoni. Rev Gastroenterol Peru [nternet]. 9 de junio de 2017 [citado 21 de mayo de 2024];37(1):94-5. isponible en: https://revistagastroperu.com/index.php/rgp/article/view/87

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