Gaucher's Disease Complicated by Bleeding Esophageal Varices and Colonic Infiltration by Gaucher Cells

Joseph M. Henderson, Norman H. Gilinsky, Eun Y. Lee, Martha F. Greenwood

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Abstract

We report a 10‐yr‐old child with Gaucher's disease who developed upper gastrointestinal bleeding from esophageal varices, as well as hemorrhage from a colonic polyp infiltrated with Gaucher cells. Both the varices and polyp were treated endoscopically, and the outcome was successful. Although gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to portal hypertension is considered a rare complication of Gaucher's disease, colonic infiltration with Gaucher cells has not been recognized previously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-348
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume86
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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