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An unusual cause of GI bleeding in a quadriplegic: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6981707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report a case of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in a quadriplegic. The cause was a Mallory-Weiss tear, a previously unrecognized problem in these patients. The incidence of bleeding in patients with spinal cord injury is as high as 25 percent in the few reported series. We feel that with the increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in the spinal cord patient and the accompanying significant mortality, early endoscopy is essential for accurate diagnosis since clues to the presence, etiology, and severity of the bleeding are often lacking.
R E Joseph; R Epsten; O D Kowlessar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-02     Completed Date:  1982-12-02     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
Mallory-Weiss Syndrome / complications*
Quadriplegia / complications*
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications

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