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 Young 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 Duk 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 Feb

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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