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Gastrointestinal amyloidosis presenting with multiple episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18797964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Amyloidosis is characterized by the extracellular deposition of amyloid protein in various organs. Gastrointestinal involvement in amyloidosis is common, but a diagnosis of amyloidosis is often delayed. Severe gastrointestinal hemorrhage in amyloidosis is rare but can be fatal in some cases. We experienced a case of a 49-year-old man who presented with recurrent massive hematochezia. Although embolization was performed eight times for bleeding from different sites of the small intestine, hematochezia did not cease. We report the case, with a review of the literature.
Sang Hyeon Kim; Eun Ju Kang; Jee Won Park; Jung Hyun Jo; Soo Jin Kim; Jin Han Cho; Myong Jin Kang; Byeong Ho Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-09-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1432-086X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-15     Completed Date:  2009-08-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Dong-A University Hospital, Dongdaesin-dong 3(sam)ga, Seo-gu, Busan, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Amyloidosis / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Contrast Media
Embolization, Therapeutic
Fatal Outcome
Gastrointestinal Diseases / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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0/Contrast Media

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