Endoscopic obturation by cyanoacrylate glue is currently the treatment of reference of gastric varices bleeding in patients with portal hypertension with a good efficacy for bleeding control and secondary prophylaxis. However, several adverse events related to this treatment have been described including immediate rebleeding and glue embolism. Here we present a case of gastric variceal obturation by cyanoacrylate inducing an acute pericarditis due to glue embolism in mediastinal, pericardial and phrenic veins that was managed conservatively. We also discussed pathophysiological explanations and surveillance modality.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Pericarditis, Gastric varices, Varices obturation, Glue embolism