Splenosis: an unusual cause of massive gastrointestinal bleeding.

  • N. A. Alang
  • Published 2013 in Rhode Island medical journal

Abstract

A 54-year-old woman with a past medical history of total splenectomy 37 years ago presented to the emergency department (ED) after she developed a pre-syncopal episode at home. She had a large tarry bowel movement earlier and reported feeling dizzy and weak. Her home medications included aspirin/ butalbital/ caffeine and NSAIDS for migraine headaches. In… (More)

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