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Application of double-balloon enteroscopy in jejunal diverticular bleeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21105196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of endoscopic diagnosis and therapy for jejunal diverticular bleeding.
METHODS: From January 2004 to September 2009, 154 patients underwent double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) for obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. Ten consecutive patients with jejunal diverticula (5 males and 5 females) at the age of 68.7 ± 2.1 years (range 19- 95 years) at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Academic Tertiary Referral Center, were enrolled in this study.
RESULTS: Of the 10 patients, 5 had melena, 2 had hematochezia, 2 had both melena and hematochezia, 1 had anemia and dizziness. DBE revealed ulcers with stigmata of recent hemorrhage in 6 patients treated by injection of epinephrine diluted at 1:10 000, Dieulafoy-like lesions in 4 patients treated by deploying hemoclips on the vessels, colonic diverticula in 2 patients, and duodenal diverticula in 3 patients, respectively. Of the 2 patients who underwent surgical intervention, 1 had a large diverticulum and was referred by the surgeon for DBE, 1 received endoscopic therapy but failed due to massive bleeding. One patient had a second DBE for recurrent hemorrhage 7 mo later, which was successfully treated with a repeat endoscopy. The mean follow-up time of patients was 14.7 ± 7.8 mo.
CONCLUSION: DBE is a safe and effective treatment modality for jejunal diverticular bleeding.
Tsung-Hsing Chen; Cheng-Tang Chiu; Wei-Pin Lin; Ming-Yao Su; Chen-Ming Hsu; Pang-Chi Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  16     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  2011-03-04     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5616-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Balloon Occlusion*
Diverticulum / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Diverticulum, Colon / diagnosis,  therapy
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology,  therapy*
Hemostasis, Endoscopic / methods*
Jejunal Diseases / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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