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Author Varma, P. K. ♦ Misra, Manoranjan ♦ Radhakrishnan, V. V. ♦ Neelakandhan, K. S.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Critical Care
Abstract Gastrointestinal bleeding due to angiodysplasia of the large intestine associated with calcific aortic stenosis is a well-known entity. Angiodysplasias are artero-venous malformations and they form one of the common causes of occult gastro-intestinal bleeding in the elderly. A 59-year-old man underwent aortic valve replacement for severe aortic regurgitation, developed severe gastro intestinal bleeding. Selective angiography was inconclusive. Exploratory laparotomy revealed angiodysplasia of the terminal ileum, which was resected. We report this case to draw attention to this rare cause of gastro intestinal bleeding and the difficulty in arriving at a diagnosis by the usual investigations.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 1
Page Count 99
Starting Page 20
Ending Page 118