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A rare case of massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage caused by Meckel's diverticulum in a 53-year-old man.
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PMID:  16042089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 53-year-old man with a history of lung cancer mestastic to the brain and pelvis presented with hypotension and massive GI bleeding. He had no past history of gastrointestinal disease or bleeding. The patient was found to have an unusual focal source of bleeding--a large ulcerated Meckel's diverticulum with acute hemorrhage. Meckel's diverticulum is the etiology of most gastrointestinal bleeding episodes in the pediatric population; however, bleeding from a Meckel's diverticulum in an adult is rare and only three other cases have been reported. We present this case report and a literature review.
Patrick A Stone; Matthew J Hofeldt; James A Lohan; James W Kessel; Sarah K Flaherty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Virginia medical journal     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0043-3284     ISO Abbreviation:  W V Med J     Publication Date:    2005 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-26     Completed Date:  2005-10-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413777     Medline TA:  W V Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
General Surgery Resident, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Gastric Mucosa
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*,  radionuclide imaging
Ileal Diseases / complications
Meckel Diverticulum / complications*,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery
Middle Aged
Stomach Ulcer / complications

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