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Case Report A Case of Jejunal Diverticula Which Caused Massive Small Bowel Bleeding.
Ho Chan Lee, Byung Ik Jang, Jae Hyun Park, Sung Joon Kim, Jun Seok Park, Sang Hoon Jung
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 2009;26(2):120-124
Published online: December 31, 2009
1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Surgery College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
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Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common cause of hospitalization. Jejunal diverticula is a rare disease and it is an unusual cause of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. After exclusion of the more common bleeding sources, small bowel diverticula should be considered as a possible rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Jejunal diverticular bleeding is difficult to diagnose and treat because the bleeding site cannot be identified by routine endoscopy and radiologic studies. An exploratory operation is sometimes needed to diagnose and treat obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. If the bleeding site is certain, then surgical resection of the bleeding part of the bowel is the procedure of choice. We report here on a case of jejunal diverticular bleeding that was diagnosed by and treated with surgical resection.

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