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Massive bleeding from a Zenker's diverticulum: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  7939909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Zenker's diverticulum is an unusual site of origin for clinically significant upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Only three such cases have been previously documented. We report a case of massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding from a Zenker's diverticulum seen as hemoptysis and associated with chronic ingestion of one aspirin tablet every other day. Because of the propensity for ingested tablets to lodge in the diverticulum, caution is urged when prescribing ulcerogenic agents in pill form to a patient with a known Zenker's diverticulum.
K P Kensing; J G White; F Korompai; W P Dyck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-01     Completed Date:  1994-11-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1003-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, Scott & White Clinic, Temple, TX 76508.
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MeSH Terms
Aspirin / adverse effects
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
Zenker Diverticulum / complications*
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