J Korean Soc Radiol.  2021 Jan;82(1):237-243. 10.3348/jksr.2020.0074.

Successful Transcatheter Arterial Embolization following Diverticular Bleeding in the Third Portion of the Duodenum:A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea

Abstract

This is a rare case of a 73-year-old male patient who presented with hematochezia and was treated using transcatheter arterial embolization following upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the third portion of the duodenum. The cause of the bleeding was not found on gastrointestinal endoscopy and CT. On the third day of hospitalization, the hemoglobin level continued to decrease. A technetium-99m-labeled red blood cell scan revealed suspicious bleeding in the diverticulum of the third portion of the duodenum. Superior mesenteric artery angiography showed active bleeding from the posteroinferior pancreaticoduodenal artery, which was embolized with N-butyl cyanoacrylate. The patient was discharged on the seventh day after embolization without re-bleeding or complication. We report a rare case of a patient with active bleeding from a duodenal diverticulum that was difficult to diagnose using routine modalities. Herein, we report a rare case of a patient with active bleeding from a duodenal diverticulum that was difficult to diagnose using routine modalities. We also conducted a relavant literature review.

Keyword

Diverticulum; Duodenum; Embolization; Therapeutic
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