Microangiographic Findings of Massive Intestinal Bleeding in a Patient with Crohn's Disease: A Case Report

Hitoshi Asakura, Toshikazu Takagi, Kensuke Kobayashi, Sadakazu Aiso, Toshifumi Hibi, Yoshinori Sugino, Kyoichi Hiramatsu, Tatsuo Teramoto, Masaharu Tsuchiya

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Abstract

A 16 year old man with complaints of abdominal pain, diarrhea, high fever and loss of body weight was made a diagnosis of Crohn's disease. During the administration, he had intestinal obstruction and several episodes of massive intestinal bleeding. Selective angiography of the superior mesenteric artery demonstrated the bleeding site in the ileum. Microangiography of the surgical specimens revealed abrupt interruptions of arteriae rectae in the submucosa indicating the bleeding site from the diseased intestine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-808
Number of pages7
JournalAngiology
Volume36
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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