Esophagogastroduodenal pneumatosis with subsequent pneumoporta and intramural duodenal hematoma after endoscopic hemostasis: A case report

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Abstract

Background: Esophagogastroduodenal pneumatosis is the presence of air in esophagus, stomach, and duodenum simultaneously, which have never been described in the literature. Intramural duodenal hematoma (IDH) rarely occurs after endoscopic intervention. The diagnosis and treatment in both conditions are great challenge in daily practice. Case presentation: A 70-year-old male patient, who had been taking warfarin for artificial valve replacement, developed IDH and esophagogastroduodenal pneumatosis after endoscopic hemostasis for duodenal ulcer bleeding. Initially, he had abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding and hypotension. Later, he was found to have acute pancreatitis, biliary obstruction, gastric outlet obstruction and rapid decline of hemoglobin also ensued. The intramural duodenal hematoma and critical condition resolved spontaneously after conservative medical treatment. Conclusion: Based on this case report, we suggest that intramural duodenal hematoma should be considered if a patient has the tetrad of pancreatitis, biliary obstruction, gastric outlet obstruction and rapid decline of hemoglobin after an endoscopic intervention. Those patients could be treated conservatively. But, surgery should be considered if the diseases progress or complications persist.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121
JournalBMC Gastroenterology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 25 2015

Keywords

  • Duodenum
  • Endoscopy
  • Hemostasis
  • Intramural hematoma
  • Pneumatosis intestinalis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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