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Vol 11, No 1 (2009)
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Carcinoid of the small intestine as a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding diagnosed with angio-CT examination of the abdominal cavity - case report

Grzegorz Celban, Marek Sawicki, Zbigniew Jabłonka, Marek Waligóra
Chirurgia Polska 2009;11(1):38-43.

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Vol 11, No 1 (2009)
Aktualności
Published online: 2009-11-10

Abstract

In this report a rare case of a bleeding carcinoid located in the ileum and diagnosed with an angio-CT examination of the abdominal cavity is presented. An angio-CT examination of the abdominal cavity may be an effective method of imaging diagnostics in cases of negative results of endoscopy and colonoscopy examinations and, at the same time, a shortage of accessibility to double-balloon enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy. It is possible to visualize bleeding lesions on condition that the outflow of the blood into the digestive tract is above 1 ml per minute. The patient concerned was operated on in a scheduled course following proper preparation. The perioperative course was uneventful and after a three-year follow-up no features of the recurrence of neoplastic disease have been observed.

Abstract

In this report a rare case of a bleeding carcinoid located in the ileum and diagnosed with an angio-CT examination of the abdominal cavity is presented. An angio-CT examination of the abdominal cavity may be an effective method of imaging diagnostics in cases of negative results of endoscopy and colonoscopy examinations and, at the same time, a shortage of accessibility to double-balloon enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy. It is possible to visualize bleeding lesions on condition that the outflow of the blood into the digestive tract is above 1 ml per minute. The patient concerned was operated on in a scheduled course following proper preparation. The perioperative course was uneventful and after a three-year follow-up no features of the recurrence of neoplastic disease have been observed.
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Keywords

carcinoid; angio-CT; gastrointestinal bleeding

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Title

Carcinoid of the small intestine as a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding diagnosed with angio-CT examination of the abdominal cavity - case report

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 11, No 1 (2009)

Pages

38-43

Published online

2009-11-10

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2009;11(1):38-43.

Keywords

carcinoid
angio-CT
gastrointestinal bleeding

Authors

Grzegorz Celban
Marek Sawicki
Zbigniew Jabłonka
Marek Waligóra

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