Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Abdominal Imaging - Case Report

Life-threatening gastrointestinal system bleeding in Hodgkin disease: multidetector CT findings and review of the literature

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Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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From the Department of Radiology Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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Department of Radiology Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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From the Departments of General Surgery, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Radiology Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Diagn Interv Radiol 2007; 13: 87-89
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Abstract

Acute lower gastrointestinal system (GIS) bleeding is a life-threatening condition. Immediate determination of the origin of the bleeding is crucial, since hemostatic management must be initiated as rapidly as possible. Colonoscopy, radionuclide studies, and conventional angiography are considered the most important methods for assessing the origin of the bleeding. There are few published reports about the feasibility of computed tomography (CT) in acute GIS bleeding. We present multidetector CT (MDCT) findings in a case of Hodgkin disease status one month post-chemotherapy (CHOP protocol; cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) that presented with acute lower GIS bleeding.

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