Case 14

Alissa J. Walsh, Otto C. Buchel, Jane Collier and Simon P.L. Travis

in Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557899
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753329 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 14

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A 68-year-old retired book keeper with alcoholic liver disease was seen in the gastroenterology clinic with symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux. Thirteen years previously, she had been found to have liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension and oesophageal varices, which had bled. She had then remained abstinent of alcohol, with improvement in her liver function. She had also had a mastectomy for breast cancer 3 years before.

Chapter.  1754 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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