Ischemic Colitis as a cause of massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding and peritonitis - Report of Five cases

Yenn Hwei Chou, Shu Chien Hsu, Cheng Yi Wang, Chi Long Chen, Shu Wen How

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Abstract

Vascular disorders of the colorectum are considered rare in Taiwan, however, recently the authors encountered five cases of ischemic colitis, all in men over 50 years of age. Cases one and five involved stricture, case two was secondary to obstructive colon cancer, and case three was of the gangrenous type presenting with peritonitis due to colonic perforation. Case four was of the transient type with acute massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to traumatic shock. All five patients were treated successfully by resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-1070
Number of pages6
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Volume32
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gangrenous
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Massive bleeding
  • Peritonitis
  • Stricturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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