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Idiopathic Colonic Varices: Case Report and Review of Literature

Ion Dina 1 and Carmen Fierbinteanu Braticevici 2 , *
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1 Department of Gastroenterology, St. John Emergency Hospital, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Emergency University Hospital Bucharest, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Article information
  • Hepatitis Monthly: July 01, 2014, 14 (7); e18916
  • Published Online: July 2, 2014
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: March 12, 2014
  • Revised: May 19, 2014
  • Accepted: May 9, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.18916

To Cite: Dina I, Braticevici C F. Idiopathic Colonic Varices: Case Report and Review of Literature, Hepat Mon. 2014 ; 14(7):e18916. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.18916.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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