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Paediatric angiodysplasia of the jejunum: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22989993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Gastrointestinal angiodysplasia (GIAD) of the jejunum is a rare cause of acute upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding in the paediatric population. This is the case of a previously well 10-year-old girl who presented with acute rectal haemorrhage, haematemesis and syncope. Despite an exploratory laparotomy, the cause of bleeding remained unknown. A computerized tomography angiogram was performed once she was haemodynamically stable. It indicated bleeding in the jejunum. Repeat laparotomy was performed including enterotomy, copious small bowel washout and visualization of the whole small bowel. The lesion was identified at approximately 100 cm from the duodenojejunal flexure and confirmed by isolating the lesion and testing for bleeding. A 30 cm length of jejunum was resected and primary anastomosis performed. She recovered well and was discharged three days postoperatively. She remained well at six-month follow-up. This case highlights the importance of considering upper GIAD in an acute paediatric gastrointestinal bleed and the way in which surgical management can prevent a potentially fatal outcome.
J A Kimpton; J C Bowen; R J Craigie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scottish medical journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0036-9330     ISO Abbreviation:  Scott Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  2983335R     Medline TA:  Scott Med J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, England, UK.
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