A case of chronic gastrointestinal bleeding from a Meckel's diverticulum detected by wireless capsule endoscopy

Sun Min Park, Hoon-Jai Chun, Yoon Tae Jeen, I. Yoon, Ju Young Kim, Chul Yong Kim, Jeong Han Kim, Ji Yeon Lee, Rok Son Choung, Yong Sik Kim, Hong Sik Lee, Sang Woo Lee, Soon-Ho Um, Jai Hyun Choi, Chang Duck Kim, Ho Sang Ryu, Jin Hai Hyun

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Abstract

Meckel's diverticulum is an embryonic derivative of the omphalomesenteric duct and the most commonly encountered congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Its incidence records about 2%. Among them, only 5% are symptomatic with complications-bleeding, intestinal obstruction, inflammation, and perforation. In particular, bleeding is a common complication and has always been caused by an ulceration of the ileal mucosa adjacent to the acid-producing ectopic mucosa in a Meckel's diverticulum. Wireless capsule endoscopy is a new method enabling non-invasive diagnostic endoscopy of the entire small intestine. We experienced a case of Meckel's diverticulum detected by wireless capsule endoscopy in a 34 year-old man who presented with chronic obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
Volume43
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1

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