SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.37 issue1Penetrating gastric ulcer as a manifestation of multisystemic tuberculosisGastrointestinal bleeding and acute hepatic failure by leptospirosis: an entity that should not be forgotten author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

Print version ISSN 1022-5129


SANTOS, Vitorino Modesto dos. Caput Medusae due to portal hypertension in schistosomiasis mansoni. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2017, vol.37, n.1, pp.94-95. ISSN 1022-5129.

A 62-year-old Brazilian man who lived in endemic areas of tropical diseases had an episode of hematemesis associated with portal hypertension. He used to swim in natural ponds during childhood and developed the hepatosplenic form of schistossomiasis with moderate ascites, in addition to the characteristic features of abdominal Caput Medusae. The aim of the report is highlight the role of chronic liver disease and schistossomiasis

Keywords : Hypertension; portal; Schistosomiasis; Liver cirrhosis.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in English     · English ( pdf )