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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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CEDRON, Hugo; VALENZUELA, Vanessa; ALIAGA RAMOS, Josué J  and  CACERES, Jaime. Jejunal phlebectasia as a cause of massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.1, pp.84-87. ISSN 1022-5129.

Vascular abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract are a common cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Most of them are located within the reach of the upper endoscopy or colonoscopy, although once discarded, it forces to consider small bowel as the source of bleeding. The successful management of a gastrointestinal bleeding depends mainly on the timely location of the source of bleeding. Nevertheless this task can be difficult when the cause is not within the reach of conventional methods. We present a case of a 21 year-old men in which the diagnosis of bleeding yeyunal phlebectasia was made by the findings of the capsule endoscopy and laparoscopy.

Keywords : Gastrointestinal hemorrhage; Colonoscopy; Laparoscopy.

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