Gut Liver.  2011 Jun;5(2):234-237.

Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding from the Appendix

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, The Affiliated YanAn Hospital of Kunming Medical College, Kunming, Yunnan, China. gaojianpeng@medmail.com.cn

Abstract

Massive rectal bleeding from the appendix, considered a rare case of lower gastrointestinal bleeding, is not easily recognized by various diagnostic modalities. A multidisciplinary approach for both a diagnosis and a differential diagnosis is important because the identification of the bleeding site is crucial to proceed to a proper intervention and there are various causes of appendiceal bleeding. Because early colonoscopy plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage, we report a case of a life threatening massive rectal bleeding from the appendix diagnosed by colonoscopy. We also present a review of the literature.

Keyword

Appendiceal bleeding; Acute appendicitis; Colonoscopy
Full Text Links
  • GNL
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2021 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr