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Wegener's granulomatosis with massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to jejunal and colonic involvement: report of a case.
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PMID:  18239879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis of unknown etiology characterized mainly by the involvement of the upper airways, lungs, and kidneys. Although most organ systems can be involved, gastrointestinal involvement in WG is notably uncommon. We herein present the case of a WG patient who developed two massive gastrointestinal hemorrhages treated respectively by surgery and angiographic embolization of the bleeding artery. The present case indicates that gastrointestinal manifestations might thus be considered in the natural history of WG.
Serpil Muge Deger; Tolga Sahin; Cigdem Vural; Gulbin Aygencel; Mustafa Kerem; Baran Onal; Ekmel Tezel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-02-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-01     Completed Date:  2008-06-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Besevler, 06510, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Colonic Diseases / etiology*,  therapy
Embolization, Therapeutic
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
Jejunal Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Wegener Granulomatosis / complications*

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