Bleeding meckel’s diverticulum in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Crohn Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Meckel Diverticulum

abstract

  • A patient with inflammatory bowel disease had massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding, at first thought to be from inflammatory bowel disease. Subsequently we recognized the bleeding as coming from a Meckel’s diverticulum only by repeating the angiographic study within a few minutes after the initial angiogram was negative. This experience illustrates the intermittency of gastrointestinal bleeding from minute to minute. Moreover, a review of the literature suggests that a Meckel’s diverticulum may more often be found in patients with Crohn’s disease than in the general population, a possibility which deserves further study. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.

publication date

  • January 1982

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 6983539

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 455

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 4

number

  • 5