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Figure 12: CT of the upper abdomen in a 30-year-old alcoholic patient with a history of pancreatitis and prior splenic vein thrombosis. The patient had persistent upper GIT bleeding. The spleen is enlarged in keeping with the patientís history of splenic vein thrombosis. There are markedly enlarged gastric varices identifi ed which were felt to account for the upper GIT bleed (arrow). The patient was successfully treated by transcatheter embolization

Figure 12: CT of the upper abdomen in a 30-year-old alcoholic patient with a history of pancreatitis and prior splenic vein thrombosis. The patient had persistent upper GIT bleeding. The spleen is enlarged in keeping with the patientís history of splenic vein thrombosis. There are markedly enlarged gastric varices identifi ed which were felt to account for the upper GIT bleed (arrow). The patient was successfully treated by transcatheter embolization