Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1993 Mar;13(1):91-94.

A Case of Angiodysplasia in the Jejunum


Angiodysplasia of the small bowel is an uncommon disorder in Korea, and is often found to be the cause of unexplained gastrointestinal bleeding. A 53-year-old male patient visited an emergeney room because of repeated melena and dizziness, He underwent selective superior mesenteric arterial angiography which revealed abnormal clusters of small arteries and early opacification of veins draining a segment of lower jejunum. An exploratory laparotomy was performed under the impression of angiodysplasia. An ulceration on the lower jejunum was found, and was resected. Subsequent jejunojejunostomy was performed. Histology of the resected specimen showed an irregularly dilated vessels in mucosa and submucosa.


Angiodysplasia; Jejunum
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