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Title: Gastrointestinal Amyloidosis Presenting with Multiple Episodes of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Amyloidosis is characterized by the extracellular deposition of amyloid protein in various organs. Gastrointestinal involvement in amyloidosis is common, but a diagnosis of amyloidosis is often delayed. Severe gastrointestinal hemorrhage in amyloidosis is rare but can be fatal in some cases. We experienced a case of a 49-year-old man who presented with recurrent massive hematochezia. Although embolization was performed eight times for bleeding from different sites of the small intestine, hematochezia did not cease. We report the case, with a review of the literature.
Authors:
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  1. Dong-A University Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Korea, Republic of)
  2. College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Department of Pathology (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21428559
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 32; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-008-9429-y; Copyright (c) 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); Article Copyright (c) 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; DEPOSITION; HEMORRHAGE; PROTEINS; REVIEWS; SMALL INTESTINE BODY; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; DOCUMENT TYPES; GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT; INTESTINES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; SYMPTOMS