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Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding Due to Jejunal Diverticula in a Community Hospital: A Case Report and Review of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Options

by 1,*,†, 2,*,† and 2,3,4
1
Townsville University Hospital, Douglas, QLD 4814, Australia
2
Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1A1, Canada
3
Department of surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
4
Department of surgery, Queens University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
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Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to the paper.
Academic Editor: Gaetano Luglio
Gastroenterol. Insights 2021, 12(2), 196-201; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/gastroent12020017
Received: 4 March 2021 / Revised: 28 March 2021 / Accepted: 12 April 2021 / Published: 21 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Gastrointestinal Disease)
Small bowel diverticula are rare and often asymptomatic. Severe lower gastrointestinal bleeding from jejunal diverticula is rarely reported and, therefore, should be considered a differential diagnosis in all cases of lower gastrointestinal bleeding with nonconclusive gastroscopy and colonoscopy. In this case report, we discuss a case of a 75-year-old male with massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding from jejunal diverticula. Initial gastroscopy did not reveal the source of bleeding. Repeat upper endoscopy with a pediatric colonoscope identified jejunal diverticula as the likely source of bleeding. Angiography identified the site of extravasation, and successful angioembolization was done by interventional radiology. View Full-Text
Keywords: diverticulosis; diverticulitis; jejunum; computed tomography; endoscopy; pediatric colon scope; surgery diverticulosis; diverticulitis; jejunum; computed tomography; endoscopy; pediatric colon scope; surgery
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Abbasi, C.; Jimenez, M.C.; Lisi, M. Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding Due to Jejunal Diverticula in a Community Hospital: A Case Report and Review of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Options. Gastroenterol. Insights 2021, 12, 196-201. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/gastroent12020017

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Abbasi C, Jimenez MC, Lisi M. Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding Due to Jejunal Diverticula in a Community Hospital: A Case Report and Review of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Options. Gastroenterology Insights. 2021; 12(2):196-201. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/gastroent12020017

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Abbasi, Cynthia, M. C. Jimenez, and Michael Lisi. 2021. "Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding Due to Jejunal Diverticula in a Community Hospital: A Case Report and Review of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Options" Gastroenterology Insights 12, no. 2: 196-201. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/gastroent12020017

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