Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1990 Nov;10(2):377-380.

A Case of Angiodysplasia in the Jejunum ; Intra - operative Endoscopic Transillumination Technique


Angiodysplsia of the small bowel is uncommon, but provably remains frequently undiagnosed. In the small intestine, angiodysplasia presents a taxing surgical problem and is uauslly diagnosed for unexplained gastrointestinal bleeding. For the surgeon, the main technical problem is that even when identified by frequently impalpable, and invisible to the naked eye unless they are actively bleeding at the time of surgery. Ensocopy is often unfruitful because the majority of lesions are submucosal and rarely exceed a few milimeters in diameter. We described a simple intraoperative endoscopic transillumination technique used successfully to identify an angiodysplasia in the jejunum prior to the small bowel resection. This report summarized our experience and review of literature.

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