Korean J Med.  2005 Aug;69(2):206-211.

A case of jejunal angiodysplasia is diagnosed by capsule endoscopy in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Koheung General Hospital, Chonnam, Korea. bong2888@lycos.co.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Koheung General Hospital, Chonnam, Korea.

Abstract

A 79-year-old woman with a known history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy presented with severe anemia of unknown origin. She had also suffered from repeated episodes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding for the previous 2-3 years. Despite small bowel series and panendoscopic and angiographic studies, the origin of anemia remained undefined until a small multiple bleeding site was found during capsule endoscopy. The lesion proved to be angiodysplasia in jejunum. We report a case of jejunal angiodysplasia is diagnosed by capsule endoscopy in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Keyword

Angiodysplasia; Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Endoscopy
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