Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding as first symptom of eosinophilic jejunitis in a liver transplant recipient: diagnosis and treatment with single balloon enteroscopy

Pietro Familiari, Riccardo Ricci, Guido Costamagna, Riccardo Urgesi, Giorgio Pelecca, Raffaella Lionetti, Giuseppe Tisone, Mario Angelico

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivistapeer review

Abstract

The small bowel is only partially accessible to traditional endoscopic techniques. The recently introduced push-and-pull enteroscopy technique allows endoscopists to examine the small bowel in its entirety and enables them to take biopsy specimens and administer treatment. We report the case of a liver transplant recipient presenting with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, whose diagnosis of eosinophilic enteritis was achieved following a single balloon enteroscopy examination. The patient was discharged 3 days after endoscopic treatment. Eosinophilic enteritis is still not a well known disease. The modality of treatment was suggested by our endoscopic experience and not from codified guidelines. The patient's haemoglobin value was normal 12 months after treatment.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)N/A-N/A
RivistaBMJ CASE REPORT
Volume2010
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010

Keywords

  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • single balloon enteroscopy

Fingerprint

Entra nei temi di ricerca di 'Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding as first symptom of eosinophilic jejunitis in a liver transplant recipient: diagnosis and treatment with single balloon enteroscopy'. Insieme formano una fingerprint unica.

Cita questo