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      Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration of gastric varices.

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          Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) of gastric varices is an image-guided transcatheter procedure used to treat gastric varices with sclerosants rather than decompression of the portal venous system. The history of its development, relevant portal venous, and systemic venous anatomic considerations, techniques, indications, and early results will be reviewed. In addition, the status of the practice of BRTO in the United States will be discussed.

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          Journal
          Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol
          Cardiovascular and interventional radiology
          Springer Nature
          1432-086X
          0174-1551
          Apr 2014
          : 37
          : 2
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University of Virginia Health System, 1215 Lee Street, PO Box 800170, Charlottesville, VA, 22908, USA, wspikes@yahoo.com.
          Article
          10.1007/s00270-013-0715-y
          24091750

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