Unusual cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Joram Wardi*, Peter Langer, Mordechai Shimonov

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We report a case of recurrent severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding where the bleeding source was difficult to find during recurrent hospitalizations. Eventually videocapsule endoscopy was the modality that finally diagnosed an ulcerated lipoma within an area of intussuscepted jejunum. Segmental resection of small bowel was performed and no further bleeding episodes have occurred. Our case illustrates the value of capsule endoscopy and the rare potential of lipomas to cause serious gastrointestinal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberrjt013
JournalJournal of Surgical Case Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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