Usefulness of intraoperative esophagogastroduodenoscopy in a patient with lupus enteritis.

@article{Saito2008UsefulnessOI,
  title={Usefulness of intraoperative esophagogastroduodenoscopy in a patient with lupus enteritis.},
  author={Hironobu Saito and Hiroko Kobayashi and Kenya Watanabe and Keietsu Saito and Tsuyoshi Rai and Tomomi Sasajima and Hiroshi Orikasa and Mitsuru Saka and Yutaka Hoshino and Shinya Terashima and Mitsukazu Gotoh and Katsutoshi Obara and Hiromasa Ohira},
  journal={Fukushima journal of medical science},
  year={2008},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={38-42}
}
A 19-year-old Japanese woman had melena 2 months after systemic lupus erythematosus was diagnosed. Colonoscopy showed diffuse ulceration with bleeding in the ileum, suggesting that the melena was due to ischemic enteritis associated with lupus enteritis. Because treatment with high doses of steroid, anticoagulants, and cyclophosphamide pulse was ineffective, surgical intervention was planned. On exploration, it was impossible to determine the extent of resection visually. Intraoperative… CONTINUE READING
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