Portal pseudo-hypertension.

Artur S Machado, José M Caldeiro, Luisa Fonseca, Fernando Azevedo, Luís A Lobo, Taveira Gomes, Jorge Almeida, António O Silva, Falcão de Freitas


Authors present a case report of a 51 years old man, with a past history of peptic ulcer, arterial hypertension and dislipidemia. Three weeks before hospitalization he did a upper endoscopy that revealed a duodenal ulcer and oesophageal varices (grade II/III). During etiologic investigation, hepatic disease and portal hypertension were excluded. He had a goiter that invaded the anterior mediastinum. After thyroidectomy the oesophageal varices disappeared.

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