Caput medusae

This is a case of Portal hypertensive gastropathy refers to changes in the mucosa of the stomach in patients with portal hypertension; The most common cause of this is cirrhosis of the liver. These changes in the mucosa include friability of the mucosa and the presence of ectatic blood vessels at the surface. Distended and engorged superficial epigastric veins, which are seen radiating from the umbilicus across the abdomen called as Caput medusae.

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Unfortunately, most causes of portal hypertension cannot be treated. Instead, treatment focuses on preventing or managing the complications, especially the bleeding from the varices. Diet, medications, endoscopic therapy, surgery, and radiology procedures all have a role in treating or preventing the complications.

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