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Massive bleeding in small bowel diverticulosis

Sergey Glinkov, Evgeni Kiryazov, Boris Kornovski, Pavel Pavlov, Todor Alexiev

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Diagnosis of small bowel diverticulosis complications is difficult in the emergency set­ting and often delays surgical management. The aim of this study was to report our experience with three patients presenting with surgical complication of small bowel diverticulosis with massive bleeding.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2015 to February 2017, three patients, two males and one fe­male, presenting with bleeding as a complication of small bowel diverticulosis were included in this study. Their mean age was 70 years.

RESULTS: The mean duration between the complication onset and its management was 8.3 days. Gastroen­doscopy and colonoscopy were used to eliminate stomach and colon bleeding. All the patients were operated on. Segmental small bowel resection was performed with primary anastomosis without any complications.

CONCLUSION: Small bowel diverticulosis is a rare pathology. In cases of gastrointestinal hemorrhage, di­agnosis is performed by eliminating the bleeding from gastroduodenal and colonic segment of the gastro­intestinal tract. The diagnosis has been established through exploratory laparotomy only. Scr Sci Med 2017; 49(3): 40-44


Keywords

jejunal diverticulosis, bleeding

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v49i3.4052

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Sergey Glinkov

Evgeni Kiryazov

Boris Kornovski

Pavel Pavlov

Todor Alexiev

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