Rapid reversal of hyponatraemia in a patient with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension treated with terlipressin

Alex Barnes, Charles Cock

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Abstract

A 41‐year‐old man presented with a history of melaena and haemoglobin of 31 g/L on a background of alcoholic pancreatitis, and significant ongoing alcohol intake. He underwent several endoscopic procedures and computed tomography angiography scans that identified isolated gastric varices and pancreatic parenchymal bleeding. This was a consequence of left‐sided portal hypertension due to splenic vein thrombosis from previous pancreatitis. The patient was treated with terlipressin and required splenic embolisation to cease bleeding.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-255
Number of pages2
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • hyponatraemia
  • hypertension
  • terlipressin

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