Acute fatal pulmonary embolism during cyanoacrylate injection in gastric varices

Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2008 Nov;32(11):926-30. doi: 10.1016/j.gcb.2008.07.009. Epub 2008 Oct 22.


We report a case of massive pulmonary embolism during cyanoacrylate glue endoscopic injection in a patient with gastric varices from portal hypertension. A review of the literature and results in an animal model show the physiopathology and risk factors associated with this endoscopic procedure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Cyanoacrylates / administration & dosage
  • Cyanoacrylates / adverse effects*
  • Esophageal and Gastric Varices / therapy*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Embolism / chemically induced*
  • Sclerotherapy


  • Cyanoacrylates