Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2012; 16 (5): 704-706

Hematemesis from esophageal varices associated with esophageal perforation: sclerotherapy and endoscopic clipping

M. Zippi, G. Traversa, R. Pica, G. Occhigrossi

Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, Sandro Pertini Hospital, Rome (Italy)


A 46-year-old man was referred to our Unit for hematemesis. The medical history of the patient revealed an HCV-related cirrhosis, a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and recent and persistent episodes of emesis. An urgent gastroscopy disclosed evidence of active bleeding from varices of the lower third of the esophagus and a concomitant  laceration of the esophageal wall due to the emesis. These two conditions have been endoscopically diagnosed and successfully treated by sclerotherapy and endoscopic clipping.

Corresponding Author: Maddalena Zippi, MD; e-mail: maddyzip@yahoo.it

To cite this article

M. Zippi, G. Traversa, R. Pica, G. Occhigrossi
Hematemesis from esophageal varices associated with esophageal perforation: sclerotherapy and endoscopic clipping

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2012
Vol. 16 - N. 5
Pages: 704-706