Gastrointestal hemorrhage due to arteriovenous malformation
- Getsov, D. Peychinov
Gastrointestinal bleeding is a clinical condition with increased incidence with advancing age, often necessitates hospitalization and intervention and significantly increases morbidity and mortality. We present the case of a 36-year-old woman with a recurrent episode of melena and progressive iron deficiency anemia. There was no obvious etiology after endoscopic investigation. By performing computer tomography enterography an arteriovenous malformation from the pool of the upper mesenteric artery was visualized. After laparoscopic resection of the target segment of the ileum and meso the passage was restored with L-L anastomosis. A smooth postoperative period followed. Computer tomography enterography is a sensitive technique for the diagnosis of an obscure gastrointestinal hemorrhage and can be performed easily in routine clinical settings.
Key words: HEMORRHAGE. COMPUTER TOMOGRAPHY ENTEROGRAPHY. ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATION