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Meckel's diverticulum and mesenterium commune in a patient with gastrointestinal bleeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12100329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding after aspirin intake was reported in a 64-year-old woman. Gastroscopy, colonoscopy and selective mesenteric angiography failed to reveal the source of hemorrhage; only a midgut malrotation was suggested by angiography. Small bowel enema finally demonstrated a blind sac on the antimesenteric border of the ileum, corresponding to a Meckel's diverticulum. This embryological remnant of the vitelline duct was associated with a mesenterium commune. Laparoscopy confirmed the small bowel study, and resection of the diverticulum was easily carried out. It is, to our knowledge, the first time that these developmental abnormalities have been preoperatively diagnosed together.
D Ben Salem; Y Benslimane; N Salve; J P Cercueil; C Verain; M Deschamps; P Trouilloud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0284-1851     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-08     Completed Date:  2002-08-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706123     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Dijon University Hospital, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aspirin / adverse effects
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology,  radiography*
Meckel Diverticulum / complications,  radiography*
Mesentery / abnormalities*,  radiography
Middle Aged
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