Multi-Detector CT Enterography to detect jejunal angiodysplasia: challenging cause of gastrointestinal bleeding

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Giuseppe Runza
Filippo Barbiera
Erica Maffei
Bruna Punzo
Carlo Cavaliere
Filippo Cademartiri

Keywords

Multidetector Computed Tomography, Enterography, Intestinal Bleeding, Jejunal, Angiodysplasia

Abstract

The small bowel angiodysplasia is a rare cause of intestinal bleeding. Usually, the diagnosis is performed with selective conventional angiography. We report a case of 73-year-old man, who was hospitalized after recurrent episodes of melena and anaemia. MDCT-enterography performed before and after intravenous administration of contrast medium, detected an increased density area which was confirmed to be a jejunal angiodysplasia.

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