A bleeding meckel’s diverticulum diagnosed by selective arteriography

Abstract

The diagnosis of a bleeding Meckel’s diverticulum was made by angiography in a 71 year old man who presented with melena and hemorrhagic shock. Emergent angiographie examination revealed an extravasation of contrast media from the ileal artery, which suggested a bleeding from the Meckel’s diverticulum. The case illustrates the utility of selective angiography in case of gastrointestinal hemorrhage, where the lesion is beyond the range of endoscopy.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02775450

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@article{Nagasue1976ABM, title={A bleeding meckel’s diverticulum diagnosed by selective arteriography}, author={Naofumi Nagasue and Hirokuni Murakami}, journal={Gastroenterologia Japonica}, year={1976}, volume={11}, pages={44-48} }