Addajou Tarik*, Rokhsi Soukaina, Mrabti Samir, Benhamdane Ahlame, Touibi Abdelfettah, Sair Asmae, Azali Yasser, Berrida Reda, Elkoti Ilham, Rouibaa Fedoua, Benkirane Ahmed and Seddik Hassan
Department of Gastroenterology, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
*Corresponding Author: Addajou Tarik, Department of Gastroenterology, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco.
Received: September 22, 2021; Published: October 21, 2021
Background: Colonic varices are a rare cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding; in addition to that, a clinical presentation with abdominal pain and anaemia remains an even more unusual situation.
Case Report: We report the case of a 64-year-old man, presenting with chronic abdominal pain and iron deficiency anemia whose endoscopic exploration has concluded to the presence of varices in the ascending colon due to longstanding thrombosis of the superior mesenteric vein which was confirmed by an abdominal computed tomography.
Conclusion: Colonic varices are a rare but potentially severe condition. Rectal bleeding and anemia with normal upper gastrointestinal findings, should be investigated with a colonoscopy. Treatment of colonic varices is not well established and depends on the etiology and severity of clinical presentation.
Keywords: Colonic Varices; Abdominal Pain; Colonoscopy
Citation: Addajou Tarik., et al. “Colonic Varices Revealed by Chronic Abdominal Pain: A Case Report”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.11 (2021): 117-119.
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