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KMID : 0359020100400050334
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
2010 Volume.40 No. 5 p.334 ~ p.337
A Case of Meckel’s Diverticulum Diagnosed for Recurrent Hematochezia in Old Age
Kim Dong-Kyun

Kim Jin-Oh
Kim Hyun-Gun
Lee Tae-Hee
Jung Yun-Ho
Cho Joo-Young
Lee Joon-Seong
Jin So-Young
Abstract
The small bowel is the most common site of an unknown origin of gastrointestinal bleeding. Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract in children. The complications from Meckel’s diverticulum such as bleeding decrease with age, and so Meckel’s diverticular bleeding is very rare in old age patients. The diagnosis of Meckel’s diverticulum may be very difficult and especially in old age patients. Capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy have recently become useful diagnostic tools for assessing diverticular bleeding and small bowel lesions as these techniques can examine the entire small intestine. We report here on a case of Meckel’s diverticulum that was detected by capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy and this was confirmed by surgery in a 76-year-old man with recurrent hematochezia.
KEYWORD
Meckel’s diverticulum, Old age, Capsule endoscopy, Double balloon enteroscopy
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