alexa Abstract | An unusual cause of lower gastrointestinal bleed in an uncommon condition

International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health
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Abstract

We present a case of lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) in a patient with previously diagnosed aortic dissection extending to the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). Ischaemic gut due to thrombosis of SMA was considered. However, exploratory laparotomy carried out revealed healthy gut with bleeding jejunal diverticula, excision of which relieved the symptoms. Jejunal diverticula, although rare, must be considered among all the possible causes of LGIB.

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Author(s): Muhammad Usman Shah Moarij Amer Qazi Mobasser Mahmood Ahsin Manzoor Bhatti

Keywords

Gastrointestinal bleed, jejunal diverticula, lower gastrointestinal tract

 
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