Minimally invasive treatment of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding using laparoscopic ultrasonography

WooJin Hyung, Joon Seok Lim, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim, Sung Hoon Noh

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Abstract

The management of patients with small bowel bleeding remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge because sensitive methods are lack and identifying the etiology and site of hemorrhage is essential in determining appropriate therapies. Accurate localization of small bowel lesions causing obscure bleeding is essential for the successful surgical treatment. However, if the lesions are small and intraluminal nature, it is impossible to identify the lesions by laparoscopy alone. We report a novel approach using the combination of laparoscopic surgery with laparoscopic ultrasonography, which enables successful minimally invasive treatment of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding caused by a submucosal tumor in proximal ileum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 1

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  • Surgery

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