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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2006 September;52(3):327-31

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Capsule endoscopy for the detection of bleeding Meckel’s diverticulum. A case report

Pozzato P. 1, Brancaccio M. 2, Sacco S. 3, Virzì S. 3, Ventrucci M. 1

1 Unit of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Bentivoglio Hospital, Bologna, Italy 2 Unit of Gastroenterology Ravenna Hospital, Ravenna, Italy 3 Unit of Surgery Bentivoglio Hospital, Bologna, Italy


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The case of a 59-year-old man with a history of recurrent severe gastrointestinal bleeding due to Meckel’s diverticulum is described. The diagnosis was achieved by means of capsule endoscopy. The histological examination revealed the presence of Meckel’s diverticulum with ectopic gastric mucosa. The use of capsule endoscopy for the detection of Meckel’s diverticulum is discussed.

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