Fatal Bleeding from Esophageal Varices in a Patient with Gaucher's Disease

D. Aderka, D. Garfinkel, A. Rothem, J. Pinkhas

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Abstract

A patient with the adult type of Gaucher's disease and ascites expired after massive and uncontrollable bleeding from esophageal varices. A liver biopsy performed after death showed massive liver infiltration with Gaucher's cells as well as fibrosis. To the best of our knowledge a similar fatal exsangunation due to bleeding from esophageal varices has not been reported in adult patients with Gaucher's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)838-839
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume77
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1982

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